I started writing short stories when I was around nine years of age. I have kept journals most of my life, wrote plays (had two performed) and notes during my travels and then books. I have always been an observer, seeing what is and writing about what I see. I lived in and traveled around France for a while and have traveled around Turkey quite a lot with my Turkish partner. I presently live in the far north of England - far from the madding crowd and the center of corruption.