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Yorkshire born, in Sheffield, now living in Rotherham.
Married to Anne, and living in a quirky house with a lot of stairs and an enormous amount of books.
Started writing more years ago than I want to remember, inspired by Ian Fleming, John Buchan, Alistair Maclean and Jack Higgins. Working in longhand, by typewriter and then with an old laptop and a printer. “One day I’m going to write a novel” arrived andin August 2002 became “Today’s the day!" A beginning, an end and the urge to write. The result was ICELINE, a thriller about abduction, smuggling and dodgy diving in Western Scotland.
CONTROL:ESCAPE is the second novel about Steel and the characters at The Grange, revealing more of the place and the people who pass through its doors. Both now published here at Smashwords. There will be more!
WHAT YOU ASK FOR was the Nanowrimo entry for 2012; reaching the 50,000 word target in 29 days and carrying on to finish the story. Currently undergoing proof-reading and editing prior to submitting it for the Premium catalogue here at Smashwords.
The fourth novel in The Grange series THE OBEDIENCE OF FOOLS draws its name from a quotation by Douglas Bader and weaves its way around the Urban myth of the Strategic Steam Reserve. The 2013 NaNoWriMo winner is still being written.
Fascinated by the human stories behind history, the intmate aspects of great events. Myths and legends, folklore and intrigued by urban myths.
I enjoy a film with a good story, Matrix (all three parts), V for Vendetta – the final scene outside parliament with the masked crowds; Dambusters; Where Eagles Dare – Richard Burton on the radio with “Broadsword calling Danny Boy”
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on Aug. 29, 2013 :
Early chapters are slightly confusing, I should have read 'Iceline' first. No introduction, didn't know who Steel was, what he did, or what this entire novel is about. Was in the dark, till chapter 4, sigh...
Minor proofread needed. Too technical at times (I have absolutely no idea what Catalina or Super-Walrus are). Too many names to remember, and not only humans have it! But that's it. Solid and believable plot; lots of technical details (make me wander about the authors' other careers); not threading on a popular genre, likeable protagonists... Not perfect, but five stars nevertheless.
(reviewed long after purchase)