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Paul Connolly

Paul Connolly
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Paul Connolly put off having children until he was 50. Then he dived in with both feet when his partner, Donna, had twins. His back is agony and his friends pity him but he still manages to combine parenting with freelance writing. In his spare time (ha!), he follows Manchester City and reads until the wee small hours.

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