Now retired, I first started writing in 2009 pretty much by accident. My partner, Janice, pictured below with, Tommy, our cocker spaniel, purchased a laptop, and after a month I actually learned how to turn it on and off. From there I slowly progressed and wrote my autobiography which a publisher actually offered to publish, uneasy, I refused. I have lead a very full life with ups and downs and a few emotional moments I thought better left where they were. Later I hit on the idea of writing a WW1 novel and read 'Birdsong, by Sebastian Faulks to get an idea of pace and how it should be done. Twelve months later the book entitled 'Going Home to Ruby' was completed. After paying a small fortune for an edit I entered the work in 'The London Writers Awards' and after a series of eliminations ended up in the final 140 from 27,000 entries, not too bad for a complete novice. A few months later the book was picked up by a well known publisher of military books and used to spearhead a new imprint. Now titled, 'Coming Home' it has sold extremely well for the past three years on-line, also available In UK libraries in paperback, large print hardback and audio. Two weeks ago I was interviewed on BBC Radio Northampton Live and discussed the book for twenty five minutes.
Since, I have produced four more books of various genres available to check out on this website, thrillers, another WW1 book and a tale of a wicked lady poker player. More information is available on my books page.
At the moment, 2014, I am in the throes of completing a romance written from a man's perspective highlighting the baggage that comes with a late in life romance between a 62 year old snobbish woman hiding a shady past and a 68 year old man with an easy going nature. I have decided on a title, 'Loving Muriel' A poignant yet amusing story of 105,000 words I hope to release in December this year.
I hope my books give pleasure to those who chose to read my works.
Thank you, and God Bless.