I have been fascinated by steppe cultures from a young age, although I wrote more SF/F when young. In the vast world of fiction, I’ve liked nothing better than works of the medieval imagination – folk epic and romance. So when I made the earnest acquaintance of The Secret History of the Mongols – late enough in life to feel equipped for a major task – I felt the stars had aligned for my writing.
About me, I never have much to say. The quieter your life, the more time you have to read and write. Not that I don’t live wildly now and then. I’m Australian, ex-British. I enjoy tea, scotch I can’t afford, walks by the sea, and my bookshelves: I have the industrial pipe look in charcoal, and I have French pot stands, which are curly metal racks.