Welcome to my website. This is where I write about anything that takes my fancy, anything that magnetically draws two jabbing forefingers, their companions quite redundant, towards the keyboard. I never did learn to type properly. Where I offer opinions to the world. Where I review books I particularly like and where I say a little about my own writing. If you’d like to, please linger awhile and browse, and read anything that takes your fancy.
I’ve always been passionate about words; about the mental pictures they paint when chosen carefully and skilfully combined. Working with them began early for me in my working career, as a compositor in the olden days of metal type, then as a graphic designer and copywriter. Then, like the filling in a sandwich, there came an interlude in the middle of my adult life when I did something completely different: old house renovation and then landscape gardening. Now, living in Wales these last thirty-one years, I’ve renewed my acquaintance with words. I blog them and sometimes fashion them into novels (two of which can be read here) or short stories.
I just love words.
This novel about, as the title suggests, imagined conversations around a table over the course of a hundred years, is available serialised chapter by chapter for visitors to read for free. If you’d like to know something about it, please click the image. That takes you to the introduction and first chapter. If you want to carry on reading, click the forwards link at the end of the chapter. I hope you enjoy and perhaps are occasionally a little moved by it.
And this one, also sometimes emotional and heart-rending, about two nurses on trial in Belgium and Germany a hundred years apart, although available on Amazon can also be read gratis here. If you’d like information, please click the image. Again, if you want to continue reading, follow the links.
This is my previous novel, published both as a physical paperback and ebook on Amazon. It’s a story of fierce sibling love, prejudice, sexual identity, loyalty and coming of age. Please click the image for more details here, or here to see it on Amazon.
My latest novel, about identy, memory and a man finding himself on the horns of a terrible, seemingly unresolvable moral dilemma. It’s available on Amazon in both ebook and paperback. Click the image for information.
This is my enlarged anthology of short stories (which was previously published under the title Awakening). It contains new stand-alone short stories and some purloined from the novels above and below. For more information and a sample read, of the titular story, please click the image. It’s published in both ebook and paperback form on Amazon.
This is not yet published but being serialised on here, Please click the link of the title on the right for details.
Details of my other books on this page, on the right, all of which except Conversations at Table are available on Amazon, can be seen there by clicking their images.