I am from Ireland and returned to live here (Cork) in 2005 after spending 21 years in California. I have a story to tell and intend to do so in the form of a novel. Though my story is factual, I must present it as a work of fiction to avoid unwelcome complications. My life over the past 18 years has been simple yet complicated, while exciting and interesting as much as it has been dull. In the interest of fairness and justice my story must be told. I know my story must be captivating and full of conflict and excitement to attract the interest it merits. I am not new to writing but I know I don't yet possess the skills I require. Denis.