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     Thank you for visiting my site, whether you are a reader or a writer.

     I enjoy writing techno thrillers, a journey which started in 2004 although the germ of the idea - and a good plot - had been there for over 30 years. I simply sat down and started writing, and if you aspire to being an author that is the first crucial step. Stop dreaming and start writing. 'Gate of Tears' was the outcome. I learned a lot about writing and started to believe that I could actually tell a story. I do hope that you agree.

     The other crucial ingredient for a writer is reading. Writers have to read extensively, they must enjoy reading and must analyse precisely what they liked - and disliked - about each book. Reading informs writing because learning to be properly critical helps improve one's own work.

     Along the way I was asked to write a biography and that proved to be an interesting diversion - Susan's Brother was the result.

     To find out more about my books, musings, articles and a multitude of other aspects of my work - check the menu on the left. I also Tweet occasionally, when I have something I think is worth saying. Just follow me - I promise you will not receive any promotional rubbish. I also have a blog here.



Gate of Tears 

A near-future techno-thriller blending bio extraction of minerals, the gold standard and the changing world order with the political, military and industrial emergence of China as the world's leading superpower. With much of the story set in the volatile Yemen and Red Sea region, this novel takes a fascinating look at what might be just around the corner...                          

Paperback, 366 Pages, published by Ezeebooks UK.  

ISBN: 978-0-9568426-0-2

Available at Amazon, Waterstones and all good bookstores.    Kindle & ePUB versions available too at Lulu.

*...the action is fast paced, hard, gritty and realistic. A lover of the genre couldn’t ask for more or better - Novelist Lee Holz    Full review

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Susan's Brother

In 1957, at the age of 10, Susan’s brother was in an adult unit at a mental hospital – a unit treating the most seriously ill. In 1985, Susan’s brother took delivery of an Aston Martin DBS V8.

This story is set in a Middle England which is recovering from the war. Damaged buildings and infrastructure have to be repaired, but also damage people and damaged lives.

This is based on a true history, a history that gives hope, a history that demonstrates how simple acts of kindness by friends and neighbours can help someone overcome tremendous handicaps, identity denial and neglect to become successful.

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Paperback, 220 pages

ISBN 978-0-9568426-5-7



New Cover May 2015

Kindle Version
Also available in Paperback

Sicilian Channel

A devastating terrorist attack in Malta's Grand Harbour, political assassination and smuggling set the background to this thriller. With a big score to settle, the psychopathic Serbian terrorist Maruška Pavkovic comes head to head with Steve Baldwin...and they are not kissing!

Paperback, 350 pages

ISBN: 978-0-9568426-4-0



Sicilian Channel

Autumn 2015

Juan de Fuca

Set in the approaches to Vancouver and the US boomer bases in Washington State...




Coming soon

Malacca Mission

A future focus for Al Quaeda in this strategic oil transit chokepoint...




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