Colin Bulman works part-time for the Writers Bureau and Writer's Home Study Correspondence schools (as well as writing) after taking early retirement from the University of Huddersfield where he taught English including creative writing which he introduced to the English course menu. He has also taught writing at evening classes. A large number of his students have published work under his guidance. He was Chair of the Verbal Arts Association which later became Writers in Education an organisation devoted to the development of creative writing at all levels. He lives in Hexham, UK.