After five years studying English at New College, Oxford (M.A., M.Phil) I worked in industry for 15 years. In 1978, I set up my own company, Panarc International (www.panarc.com), to provide media consultancy services. The company pioneered media coverage analysis as a professional business service.

Throughout my time in education and business, I wrote in my spare time: poems, short stories and novels. It was what I really wanted to do (but evidently not enough to give up the day job).

As part of its consultancy work, Panarc was regularly involved in book production for clients. A few years ago, it seemed sensible to add a publishing operation to the company's range of services. So Panarc has developed a publishing house (www.panarcpublishing.com) and, as I am the editorial board, I find it relatively easy to have my work accepted for publication. My first published novel, "The Fourth Beginning", was issued under a pseudonym, Paul Gee. (The first edition of this book was published by New Generation Publishing). Under my own name, Panarc has published a long, illustrated retelling of one of Aesop's fables in verse, The Tortoise and the Hare; a collection my poems, The Elements of Life; and Adventures in Grammarland, a book co-authored with Chris Prendergast. All these books are available on Amazon.

There's more to come. Some of the writing I did while earning a living might be worthy of submitting to the public's critical eye.

Paul Georgiou