Ray was 83 when his first book, A Boy’s War Journal was published. He has been writing since secondary school. Between 2013 and 2015, Ray was chairman of the Harrow Writers’ Circle and is still a member of the Circle as well as a number of other writers’ groups.
In 2015 and 2016, TSL published the remaining two parts of A Boy’s War Journal – 1942-1943 and 1943-1944. All three parts were published as a single paperback in 2017.