Born in the county of Staffordshire, I spent 13 years living and working in Australia before returning once again to my homeland where I now live with my wife, Susan, close to Cannock Chase, the smallest area designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on mainland Britain.
Whilst living in Australia I worked in both television and in the corporate sector where I wrote scripts for many high profile national and international companies and corporations. Initially my return to the UK was for a period of four weeks only to promote a documentary I had written/directed on life down under. During that time, however, two things happened. Firstly I met my future wife and secondly, I was invited to help develop situation comedies for television. So I extended my stay in the UK and remain here today.
Having settled back into life in England, I moved into the education sector where, on behalf of Staffordshire University, I wrote, developed, and lectured for fifteen years on a highly popular, predominantly practical three-year BSc degree course in Film and Television Production. For me, it was an ideal scenario, I got to work with and mentor young people in the art of film making, whilst at the same time helping develop or writing scripts for the production of the feature films on which much of the course was based.
Now retired from education, I divide my time between writing fiction and working with a charity providing care for adults with learning difficulties. But my passion still lies in the written word although it has to be said, not all of my offerings are serious-minded. Hence those books written under the name Tez Foster.