Raised in the north east of England, Brian spent his early years amongst the mining communities and actually worked in the several coal mines. After leaving school at fifteen he started as a trainee coal miner before gaining an engineering apprenticeship at Brancepeth Colliery. Lately, Brian has written several stories (some in local dialect), based on the places and characters he became familiar with. He has also written a series of detective novels centred in the Durham area. The first volume of the detective stories is available on Kindle with a paperback version on Amazon. You can find the links for these on this page.