“All Over the Place” is my first attempt at fiction and my first attempt at self-publishing. My son Alexis has a business which manages people’s websites and his wife, my daughter-in-law Selina, is a graphic designer. So the first motivation for doing it myself is that I can – I am lucky enough to have sufficient skills within my family to make publication happen without the heartache of rejection letters and without the deadening ambition of profit maximisation.

My aim with these short stories is merely to entertain, to reach an audience that has also at some stage been “all over the place”, metaphorically and literally. If some small part of that audience smiles occasionally and nods their head in recognition of an experience shared, then I shall be more than happy.

Tim Hindle