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Born in Erith Kent at the end of 1957, I moved to the Cathedral City of Canterbury at the age of five, where I attended the local grammar school.
I studied mathematics at Bristol University followed by successful careers in accounting, sales and marketing.
Married in 1989 to Dianne, we and our cat live in a small village in West Cornwall.
My extensive travel experiences include flying on concord, cruising on the QE2, and riding on the Orient Express.
I achieved a lifelong ambition, when I published my first book ‘Roads of Destiny – First Chronicle of Gaia’, in October 2014. Started writing early in 2014; sadly, it was not finished prior to myfather’s death in April that year. Although a fantasy novel, parts of story reflect my personal experiences and those of others I have known.
Emotionally writing this first book proved a difficult experience, as I trawled through life’s experiences both distant and recent. Some memories were good and some amusing. Other memories were dark and depressing probably best forgotten.
There are two more books in the pipeline ‘Dark Cornwall’ and ‘The Demon’s Assassin – Second Chronicle of Gaia’.
Coral Island by R. M. Ballantyne was the first serious book I read. During my early teenage years, encouraged by my grandfather, I read the entire works of Charles Dicken’s. I enjoy a variety of book genres, my preferences being fantasy, sci-fi and historical novels. My favourite series of fantasy books are the ‘The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen R. Donaldson’. Others include the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Sci-fi novels there are too many great books to mention. Sharon Penman’s Plantagenet series are among my favourite historical novels.
My musical interest are broad including country, heavy rock and soul. My favourite singer / songwriters include Johnny Cash, with his many dark lyrics, and Bruce Springsteen.