I'd penned a few odd pieces over the years, but never taken story writing particularly seriously; more more to amuse family – children and grandchildren especially – and provide the occasional escapism of living someone else's life. The last few years have changed all that. It started with "Tuna on Tuesdays", as a writing exercise, but, once completed, it seemed a shame to merely consign its characters to languish in a dusty drawer - or worse, confined to magnetic digits giddily spinning on some backup hard drive – so the work was released to the world as a Kindle book and later a paperback. It's a quiet read, meant primarily for a more mature generation, but with an otherwise wide, general appeal.
Then followed a more ambitious novel, "Darkness of Voices", followed by "Dandelion Days", a collection of short stories, flash fiction and a little poetry, culled from pieces I had written across the years, plus a few more recent works.
August 2018 saw the novel "The Spider Man'" published and I have subsequently added the collections "The Schooling Chair" and "Colours inDarkness". Two more recently published novellas are "Emilia's Sorrow" (2021) and "From A Dark Cell" (2022). The lates book is another novel, "With Only the Waves As Witness" (2023)
At heart I am just a family man who enjoys the hobby of writing entertaining reads, rather than reaching out into the realms of high literature. I relish the the whole creative process of delving into storylines, manipulating all the twists and turns and then, for the books, laying them out, designing the covers and producing the digital artwork ready for print. The fact that a few folk like to read them, is a bonus.
All the content of this web site is self produced, except for a few library images used to head up stories.
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