I have always been fascinated by the complexities of the human condition and my interests extend from criminology and politics, science and the occult to ancient and recent Mediterranean history as well as life in early Australia. I was born and grew up in Australia though I now live mostly in South-West France. Although my early studies were in literature and politics, I pursued a career as a lawyer and law professor in Australia, Switzerland and in Hong Kong, along the way, writing a couple of dozen law-related academic and educational books and dozens of academic articles.
Over the last couple of decades I changed my life focus to sailing the South China Sea, then raising horses in south-west France. Although I still does some academic writing and make contributions to journals, my first passion is literature. I have written some one-act plays but my first significant published novel is BEGINNINGS: Where A Life Begins, completed until 2013.
I am researching and writing the second novel in this two-part series as well as other fiction books, notably a memoir focusing on dogs and his early years growing up in Australia in the 1950s and early 1960s. I am married with grown-up children and grandchildren.
It is early 1939 and the end of the Spanish Civil War as young Maria Abene, heavily pregnant and with a tiny son to care for, frantically flees Franco’s fascist forces across the border dividing the colorful Basque countries of Spain and France. Tragedy and an ancient cycle of murder and revenge stalk her every step. An epic historical tale of genetic memories and time-travel spanning millenia