I am a writer, publisher author and Mensan.


I began writing in 1994 when my first article was published by Mensa.

Since then I have written for newspapers, magazines, varous special interest groups within Mensa, websites, blogs, and forums.

My first published book was Quentin Crisp: The Profession of Being, which was published by McFarland in 2009.

Mensa

Mensa.
The high IQ society.
I sat the Mensa entry IQ test in 1991.

I sat it truly just out of curiosity, to see if I could pass.

It was the hardest exam or test I have ever sat. By the time I was half way through I had already decided I was not going to pass.

By that time several other people had already gotten up and walked out. I had a headache.

But I was brought me up to finish what I started so I sat on and just tried my best. (I might get an IQ rating out of it anyway?)

Afterwards some of us gathered in the corridor outside and moaned. We all agreed we had failed, and we all had a headache.

You can imagine my surprise when I got the results and I had passed! I had actually signifantly exceeded the level needed for membership!

Looking back on it I realize that the test is designed to push you to your intellectual limits. Hence the headache. It would be pointless otherwise.

Over the years I have written many articles for special interest groups and for the main MENSA monthly mag itself. Some of these appear (with MENSA's permission) in this website.

If you are interested visit the Mensa website.