Wallace Briggs was born on the outskirts of the cathedral city of Durham and his first forty years were spent in and around the historic city. Married in 1964 to Pat, his childhood sweetheart, many happy years were enjoyed in the North East before employment almost took them to Johannesburg, South Africa. But, at the last moment, circumstances changed and his employer moved the family to their HQ in the south of England. After more than twenty years in sunny Sussex, and then balmy Hampshire, employment was again responsible for the move to their current home in beautiful, rural East Lancashire. Now retired from a long career in sales and marketing of technical/analytical products, to both UK and International markets, he hopes to share The Magical Adventures of Jimmy Crikey with a wider audience.

Jimmy Crikey was born one rainy day, many years ago, during a family holiday in Great Yarmouth, to entertain his son and his new found friends for an hour or so. The story expanded over the following damp afternoons in the cramped confines of a beach tent, and more and more adventures were required to keep the children entertained. Many years later Wallace decided to commit them to the written word.

Wallace’s first work to be published is the first of three fantasy fiction stories based around a central character of a somewhat unusual appearance and relate the adventures that befall the young Jimmy Crikey.