I AM Stuart William Olds, born in January 1970 in Keynsham, Bristol, England. I am the author
of the science faction novel Hope's Truth, and I am an inventor/innovator
I am, above all, a Carpenter. This is a trade which has stuck with the human species ever since we fell from the trees. We are still very reliant on using timber for our survival. I feel privileged to be able to make a living with this renewable product.
The moon landings would never have happened unless there was a person behind a mallet and chisel. Today, as we understand more about our environment and the need for renewable material, Carpentry will rise again as such a necessary skill and profession. To call it a trade undermines its importance.
I was brought up on a poultry farm on the edge of Keynsham, which is situated mid-way between Bristol and Bath, in the UK.