just-friend-2011Joseph Hucknall was born Cumbria 1929 and lives in London with his civil partner. He worked at Woolworths from 1950 to 1985, when he took early retirement to enjoy freedom from business, to write, and to travel.

His autobiography, A Life’s Tales, was published in 2013 by Paradise Press, while his short stories have featured in A Boxful of Ideas and in Gazebo, a gay-focused magazine. His 18th-century historical novel, The Boy in a Turban, was published in 2018.

Hucknall studied writing for three years with Sheena Joughin (author of two published novels and a regular contributor to The Times Literary Supplement).