My name is Alan Bedworth, I'm retired and 65 years old. I live in Knottingley, West Yorkshire, England. I've been writing for 2 and a half years. My interest in writing came about through my having singing lessons at a music studios, where my singing coach and her partner happened to ask if I had written any poetry or songs. So I thought I'd have a go and wrote my first song and with the help of Georgina my vocal coach and her partner Simon Wilby, they produced a song for me entitled 'A Funny Song', which is on Youtube on my own channel Alan Bedworth. I've never stopped writing from that day. I've been submitting poems for publication since February this year with a little bit of success. I've had my work published in the Trouvaille Review, Open Door Magazine twice, Ambrose Literary Garland, the Pangolin Review, and the Rhodora Magazine are publishing my work in July's edition. My interests are watching Rugby League, writing and the outdoors.