I'm a grandfather of five and probably one of the oldest here, but I console myself with the thought that many people have started successful careers late in life. I've always written things, mostly short stories for papers and magazines , and professional stuff. I started writing seriously a few years back when I started to ease into retirement. I've been a family doctor for thirty five years and in the last fifteen I've also been medical director of a specialty Alzheimer unit, so I've had lots of life experience. I'm retiring fully from the medical work in December. I loved what I did, but at some point you just realise that you've done it long enough. I love telling stories to the grandkids. We have a cottage on the shores of Lake Huron and on warm summers evenings (yes we have them in Canada) we play a "three word game" where everyone around the campfire says three words in turn to build a story. It's fun although the kids seem to end all stories with fire-breathing dragons eating everything in sight... So my first book was, quite naturally, geared to younger readers and is a coming of age tale in a sci-fi setting. I self-published it on Kobo as an indie author and I'm working on the second book in the series. I found it hard writing in isolation and from what I've seen on the site so far, I think I'll get some much-needed inspiration and encouragement to keep on going.