I live in the most southerly capital city in the world. I'm no longer working, but when I worked, I worked in IT as a Systems Programmer and Systems Administrator. I still keep my hand in. I'm a fan of Linux, and dislike Microsoft Windows, though I was once a Microsoft Server MVP!
What's the story behind your latest book?
"The Mage and The Boffin" started out as a short story, the first one in the book. Then I wrote another story about them, and it just grew. The basic idea was to take the paradigms of Science and Magic, and get them to work together rather than oppose each other, so that's where the idea of the married couple came from.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I'd always wanted to write, but other things got in the way. Now that I have more time, I find that I can't NOT write. I'm not sure that I would describe myself as "indie", though. I've been self-publishing because the traditional route is very hard to break into. Maybe I'll go back to trying to break into the traditional model some time.
The Mage and the Boffin. The most powerful couple in many worlds. She is the ultimate scientist. He is the most powerful practitioner of Magic. But they are wary about using those powers to the maximum because they have discovered that direct intervention seldom results in a favourable outcome. Instead they apply them subtly, indirectly, behind the scenes, when they can.
Jenna is one hundred and fifty years old, and looks a little over thirty. George is a young reporter who is fascinated by this unique woman, and he pens an article about her effect on the world, which attracts her attention. George is invited to visit Jenna, and he and his friends are swept up in the resulting media storm. Life will never be the same for any of them.