I have been writing thrillers for many years and have experienced the highs and lows of being a writer. My first novel, NORTH SLOPE was published in 1980. I have been married to Patricia for fifty seven years (2017). We lived in Spain for seventeen years, moving back to England in 2014. We have four sons, ten grandchildren and three great grandsons. My hobby is writing, of course, and to date I have had eleven novels published (nine in hardback). You can see my list in Author Central. My other hobbies are snooker, speedway, football and music. I play snooker, watch football and speedway, and used to play the keyboard (not too well). I am a born again Christian and played keyboard in my fellowship in Spain for several years. I worked as a maintenance technician most of my adult life, serving sixteen years in the Royal Air Force, and about seventeen years with a food manufacturer. I retired in 1996 (I was fifty five years old) and moved out to Spain a year later. We are now living at Pagham in West Sussex. Other jobs I have done include Merchant Seaman, office boy, and general maintenance for a chicken farmer! I have received many excellent comments about my writing, but the proof of the pudding, as they say, is in the eating. I am a member of the International Thriller Writers and used to be a contributing editor with them. In 2009, I worked on a global project with eleven other writers and produced a novel called PASSAGE TO REDEMPTION. This is now available as a POD novel and Kindle by Acclaimed Books Ltd. (www.acclaimedbooks.com) of which I used to be an associate. My thriller novel titled THE BOY FROM BERLIN, which was released in December 2011, has now been published by Harlequin who purchased (leased) the English language paperback rights for North America and Canada. Meanwhile my current paperbacks; NORTH SLOPE, A COVERT WAR, ROSELLI'S GOLD, HELL'S GATE, THE DEVIL'S TRINITY, SHADOW OF THE WOLF, PAST IMPERFECT, A DANGEROUS GAME and WHERE THE WICKED DWELL are available on Amazon and Kindle. THE EAGLE'S COVENANT paperback was only available on Amazon.co.uk only for a few years while Harlequin published it in USA and Canada. My title, PAST IMPERFECT, has been published by Wild Rose Press in america, and they have the rights until 2026. It's a romance with a hard-edged back story, and was released by my London publisher, Hale, in January 2015 — I never expected my publisher to accept it. The e-book followed in February. This is something of a change from my other titles. It is now available in paperback. I have also published a non-fiction work titled: A WORD IN YOUR EAR (How God changed my retirement plans). This is an anecdotal account of how I became a born again Christian after moving to Spain, even though I had no plans to do anything of the kind when we moved out there. I eventually preached at Christian fellowships around the Costa Blanca area and the book contains some of my earlier sermons. It is available on Amazon.
I don't know how long it is since I wrote this short bio, but much has happened since. Pat and I came back to England in 2014 and settled in Pagham, West Sussex, close to Chichester. Sadly my wife was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and lost her battle in 2020. I gave up writing to nurse my lovely Pat, and was with her, here at home, when she finally succumbed. I am heartbroken and cannot see much ahead for me with regard to writing. I have lost the desire and the inclination. It may return, who knows? But I did manage to write a tribute to Pat. It wasn't intended as part of my commercial output, but there is a picture of the jacket on the Home page.