I was born in Africa where I grew up; but I have lived in countries like England, America, Papua New Guinea and Japan. I have now lived in Singapore for 35 years.
When I was teaching in Zambia I wrote a couple of books in simplified English for my students and these were published by Oxford University Press. Since living in Singapore, where I have, among other things, appeared on the TV News for nearly twenty years, I have written 20 books in my Wallace Boys Series - 11 of which were published here in Singapore.
Please visit The Wallace Boys Web Site to find out more about the books, and there is more about me too.
Number twenty in the Wallace Boys series takes Nigel and Bruce, together with their Singaporean friends, Kheng Peng and Zainal, deep into the Malaysian jungle in search of a ruined temple complex.
And it is a very hairy journey!
In 'Missing in the Mekong', the nineteenth in the Wallace Boys series, Nigel and Bruce, together with Singaporeans Kheng Peng and Zainal, encounter a small boat bobbing about on the wide expanse of the South China Sea, apparently abandoned.
This is the eighteenth book in the Wallace Boys series. 'The Sultan of the Sulu Sea' follows on from 'The Treasure of the Tiger'. The boys’ return to Singapore is forestalled by the appearance of the pirate boat, the Sabil. Following a desperate attempt to elude the Moro pirates, the Silver Spray is captured and the boys are taken as hostages!
In the seventeenth book in the Wallace Boys series, Nigel and Bruce arrive in Singapore in South-East Asia where they meet up with two Singaporeans. A radio mayday message from a Japanese ship in the closing stages of the Pacific War leads the boys to realize they are on the trail of adventure; namely, General Yamashita (the ‘Tiger of Malaya’) Tomoyuki’s legendary treasure.
In the sixteenth book in the Wallace Boys series, Nigel and Bruce are aboard their yacht the Silver Spray cruising the Islands of the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. Out of the blue, they are invited by Barry Jones (readers may remember him from earlier books) to help with a slight problem.
And this leads to the treacherous waters of the Southern Ocean - on the hunt for Nazi gold!
In the fifteenth book in the Wallace Boys series, it is now winter, and the Wallace Boys have been recalled to Europe because the Archduke Prince Karl-Franz is missing. Their investigation leads to a lonely monastery high in the Montafon Range of mountains on the border of Austria. Here they discover that the monks hold a terrible secret dating back to World War Two.
This is the fourteenth book in the Wallace Boys series. On returning to Egypt from northern Saudi Arabia, the three boys follow a trail leading to the band of terrorists who carried out the vicious Luxor massacre. They travel by ultralight aircraft to a remote training camp in the Tibesti Mountains on the border of Northern Chad and Southern Libya.
This is the thirteenth in the Wallace Boys series.
Immediately following 'Rebels across the Red Sea' and Nigel’s rescue, the Wallace Boys and Hanafi, the Saudi Prince, find themselves up against a renegade group of Iraqis guarding chemical and bacteriological weapons in a remote hide-out in northern Saudi Arabia.
This story, the twelfth in the Wallace Boys series, starts with a horrifying terrorist massacre of tourists at Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple, one of the most spectacular archaeological sites near Luxor in Egypt. Nigel is caught up in the massacre but has obviously escaped death. He is missing.
Almost immediately following 'Assignment in the Alps', the Wallace Boys and Karl-Franz head up into a remote area of the little Alpine kingdom for a bit of R&R. Little do they realize they are heading for trouble - in the form of a secret department of the CIA, America's Central Intelligence Agency.
In this, the tenth in the Wallace Boys series, Nigel and Bruce have been given an assignment by the Foreign Office of the United Kingdom. They are to try to help the faltering monarchy of a small Alpine Kingdom on the verge of a coup. The Wallace Boys find themselves in a desperate search for gold and art treasures taken from the fabulous Schloss Falkenstein at the end of World War Two.
This is the ninth in the Wallace Boys series. Following their adventure in London and Cornwall, the boys go to the far north-west of Scotland. They meet up with Richard Hannay, a boy of their own age, the grandson of the famous John Buchan character in 'The Thirty-nine Steps'. They also encounter a desperate band of IRA terrorists!
In this, the eighth in the Wallace Boys series, Nigel and Bruce leave Africa and go to the United Kingdom. They immediately fall into an adventure in London, giving Scotland Yard a helping hand along the way!
In this, the seventh of the Wallace Boys series, Muyunda invites his two friends to Mongu in Zambia to witness the colourful Kuomboka Ceremony. Muyunda himself is a royal paddler in the ceremony during which he sees someone behaving very strangely; when this same person takes the same flight the boys are on, Muyunda realizes that something very strange is going on!
This is the sixth in the Wallace Boys series. Winner of the Highly Commended Award by the National Book Development Council of Singapore, this adventure takes place in the Kafue National Park of Zambia where poachers and terrorists await!
This is the fifth of the Wallace Boys series. Here the Wallace brothers and their best friend, Muyunda, plan a quiet camping trip on Lake Kariba on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, but things turn a little hairy.
The fourth in the series of the Wallace Boys, Nigel and Bruce are back home on their parents’ farm outside Bulawayo in Zimbabwe, and they team up with Muyunda Munalula, of the Lozi tribe in Zambia. For nearly as long as he can remember, Muyunda has worn a pendant round his neck. When it gets tampered with, signals the start of an adventure that leads to the search for Lobengula's treasure.
This is the second in the series of Wallace Boys Books. Set in the Atlantic Ocean, the boys accept the offer of a chance to crew the Motor Yacht 'St Valery' to South Africa from the Island of St Helena. But it turns out to be a very hairy voyage.