He has just started to try his hand at fiction, enjoying some success, but aims to devote more time in that area.
That includes a change of direction for this blog, to concentrate more on Paul’s fiction musings.
For 21 years he worked at Isle of Man Newspapers, including spells as political correspondent and education correspondent, as well as writing a number of successful regular columns.
After nearly six years as news editor at IoM Newspapers, he left in May 2012.
Later that year he teamed up with a new magazine, the Manx Advertiser. He is now a columnist for Business365 magazine and continues to write as a freelancer for other publications. He also offers PR services and you find out more here. do some freelance PR work too, and you can find out more about his work at Paul Speller.
He is married and has two sons.
Originally from Stockport in England, Paul moved to the Isle of Man in 1990 as a 19-year-old.
Prior to retirement from it, his sporting career consisted of representing Bredbury Green Junior School, Woodley CC and Valkyres CC at cricket, not especially well.
He was once also selected to play at right back for the Bredbury Green Junior School first team, only for the match to be called off due to poor weather. He never made it beyond the subs bench after that. Not that it has ever bothered him.
A lifetime of supporting both Stockport County FC and Lancashire CCC has equipped him well to deal with adversity.
Musically, he used to play the piano and once owned a bass guitar. But it became clear he was better at listening to rock music than playing it.
His favourite authors are Stephen King and Charles Dickens. If you are ever really bored, ask him to tell you his thoughts on the similarities between The Stand and Bleak House.
Paul has trekked in the world’s two highest mountain ranges: the Himalayas and the Andes. The high point was finding a hotel a day’s walk from anywhere in the Helambu region of Nepal and seeing it was named after Princess Diana.
A big fan of cheese, he recommends highly that you try mature Manx cheddar.
Some day, he’ll update the photograph at the top of this page. Other entries in this blog depict a more realistic portrayal of the author.
If you want to find out more about Paul’s current work and the services he offers, visit Paul Speller
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