I came to full-time writing very late. Not until I’d retired, in fact, when the imperative to actually earn a living from one of my passions was – thankfully – over. So now, with the necessity to produce commercially successful books gone, I simply write that which I feel inspired and interested in to write and offer it to you, dear reader, for your enjoyment.
Of course, writing in this rather self-indulgent way means that I’m probably doing so to fill a tiny niche, but there you are. But I’d rather do this and write passionately than be successfully dull. I hope that what I’m finally getting around to say in words, some of it a distillation of experiences, not all good but some splendid, from the tapestry of my life (acknowledgements for the metaphor to Carole King) touches you a little, or stirs a memory, or perhaps makes you smile.
At the moment I have one novel, Convergence, published on Amazon Kindle. It’s partially autobiographical, although you’d have to read my autobiography too to separate truth from fiction. I’m making that true account available free, chapter by chapter, in the near future. I’ve also written but not yet published two non-fiction books: Caring and Repairing, the case histories of houses (my other passion) that I’ve renovated; and Little White Cottage, about the people who have lived in and my renovation of my final house deep in west Wales. A second novel is in preparation.
I do hope you enjoy reading my work.