Stanley Salmons Stanley has a broad scientific background from which he can draw in his fiction writing. Hobbies such as fly-fishing play a part in some of the short stories, of which 42 have been published, but his main focus is on writing science-based thrillers – stories that are credible as well as exciting. Stanley lives in North Wales with his wife Paula, who is a physician (retired) and artist. They have three children and eight grandchildren. He is an accomplished modern jazz pianist, a competent photographer, and a moderate but keen fly fisherman. He continues to play an active role in the real world of research. Stanley is a great supporter of Beanstalk, particularly in the North West. Read about Stanley's books here Children who cannot read fluently lack one of life's most essential skills. But more than that, they are denied entry into the whole wonderful world of books. I'm therefore full of admiration for the Beanstalk volunteers who, with patience and ingenuity, engage children and introduce them to the joys of reading.