Clint Wastling

Clint was born in Beverley, Yorkshire and returned there in the mid-1990s after a spell in London as a chemistry teacher. Five years ago he went part time and began a career in FE.

Through his life he's enthused, and bored, friends and family, wittering on about geology and dragging people fossil hunting. His enthusiasm started when he thought he saw something interesting in a cliff section: he had a too-close view as he slid down the slope to a miraculous safe landing. He looked at this as fate, took a degree in geology and worked in oil exploration. Living life from a suitcase in B&Bs drove him to turn to teaching, though he had to fall back on chemistry as geology, his first love was squeezed out of the curriculum.

Going part-time gave Clint more opportunity to write and he soon completed a geology-themed crime novel, The Geology of Desire. This book takes place in Hull and North Yorkshire. His latest novel, Tyrants Rex, is set 3000 years in the future but, by coincidence, a main character just happens to be a geologist!

Clint appeared at open mics and literature festivals across the country, reading stories, sections from his novels, and poetry. His short stories have been published around the world. Two full length plays have been produced in the USA by Shoestring Radio Theatre.