I was born in the small Midlands town of Tamworth many years past, and only took to writing three years ago at the age of sixty-nine.
I graduated from the University of East Anglia (UEA) with a degree in economics but even in those days harboured literary ambitions. Heavily comatose from listening to too much Leonard Cohen I took to writing poetry. Fortunately, both for myself and the world at large, it’s become lost to posterity.
After graduation, I worked, briefly, as an Economist in London but soon moved to Cornwall, where, together with my wife, I ran my own business for many years. We lived in the small Cornish fishing village of Polperro which has provided a rich source of material for my first novel, ‘Midsummer Dreams’.
I began work on the novel in January 2017. Eight months later I had a rough draft ready but feeling the need for a break from it I put the manuscript to one side and thought to write just a couple of short stories.
Twelve months and fifteen stories later it became clear that I had my first volume, ‘Collected Writings – Vol I’ ready for print. It was published at the end of 2018.
‘Collected Writings - Vol II’, a similar work was published at the end of 2019.
‘Collected Writings – Vol III’, is well underway. I hope it will be ready for publication at the end of 2020.
A short novel, ‘The Girl in the Blue Hat’, is due for publication Spring 2021.
After over forty years of living in Cornwall, I crossed the Tamar and moved back to England a few years ago, although only as far as Devon. I’ve now abandoned the ‘day job’; writing can become a seductive and powerful mistress.