I've always loved reading mysteries. It was probably inevitable that my first book would be a whodunnit. 'IT Can Be Dangerous' opens with a murder in a conventional London City office and explores what the startled body-discoverer did next.
I've been a computer programmer for years, so a programming office was the natural environment to set the book in.
I was born in Dublin. I've lived in Ireland for most of my adult life except for a year in Sydney (the one in Australia) and two years working in the City in London.
I've had my writing broadcast on Irish national radio station RTE1. At work, I specialise in C++ real-time software development and, more recently, .NET.
I have a degree in Politics and Philosophy and a First Class Masters in Applied Computing for Technologists.
I've taught both creative writing and computer courses.
There's a bit of a theme here....
In 'IT Can Be Dangerous' I got to blend writing and programming into my favourite genre - crime fiction. I put a lot of work into making the programming sections accessible though so don't be intimidated... if you're a mystery fan, this is the book for you!