I was born in England in 1949. In 1972 I graduated from Keble College, Oxford University with an Honours degree in Mathematics. The following year I completed a Post-graduate Certificate in Education at Exeter University. I have toured the world extensively and have lived for more than twelve years in the Solomon Islands and fourteen years in New Zealand. I was a High School teacher for thirty years, and am the former Principal of King George VI National Secondary School, Solomon Islands. I am now pursuing a new career as a freelance writer and editor. ‘Hope’, the first part of the Fantasy trilogy ‘Windows on Our World’ is now published traditionally by Penrose Publishing. ‘Faith’ is also completed and is available as an ebook. The final part, ‘Love’, is now in progress. Visit www.lesbillgates.com for more information about my books and my editing services.