I was born in Christchurch New Zealand and have, for a number of years lived in Auckland.
My qualifications are in engineering; however from the years 2000 to 2009 I dedicated my time to creative computer programming. In essence I developed software to run on the Windows platform and then marketed it.
It required some application of imagination to develop software and in 2009 I used this same imagination to write my first book. This was something I have always wanted to do and quite frankly, once I started I enjoyed it immensely.
Close by to where we live (that's my wife Julie, and me) there is a delightful bush lined stream where we walk most days. It's a beautiful natural oasis in suburban Auckland. This stream was where with a little imagination the two "Louie the Bee" books were "born".
The story moves on from "The Insects Prevail" In some ways it is a modern version of “Robin Hood”. This is in that humans affected by greed and dishonesty, find Louie and his compatriots to be a means of gaining justice. Woe betide anyone exploiting others! In this second book; Louie and his friends discover an unbelievable place to live. There is much to be told before mischief reigns once more
Escape in a warm anthropomorphic tale that draws strong emotional responses. A story for the mature reader. It's about an insect community living an idyllic streamside life. Blissful complacency turns to a realisation that all is not well when the community's future is threatened by human activity. Some special powers enable the insects to deal with pending threats. Contains intrigue and mischief!