Winter 2017Winter is always a great time of year for concentrated writing, perhaps more so this year with incessant rain and an almost complete absence of sun. Those of you in Europe have no doubt had the same experience, with record low levels of sun, high winds and floods. However, it’s an ill wind that […]
Today I drove west from Bridge of Cally, through some small villages including the world famous Dull, then found myself not lost, but not quite sure where I was — but when it looks like this, who cares. I didn’t get much written, but it was a spectacular place to stop and have a cuppa […]
I know Jack Kerouac did that, but … I’m two weeks into an extended road trip in northern England and south Scotland to find us a suitable place to relocate. There’s no end date for this journey, just the condition that I need to cover and learn about the areas we’ve short-listed. get a feel for […]
What’s an indie author got to do with a recalcitrant Ford Cortina? More than you might imagine! I suppose we all remember firsts. The first job, the first car, the first kiss… I wasn’t an indie author in the summer 1974, but it was when I bought my first car. It was a ten-year-old Mk1 Ford Cortina, […]
Latest Release:Meet Me at Harry’sDear Readers,I hope you enjoyed reading ‘Shadow House’ and ‘Flank Street’, and will go on to enjoy ‘Meet Me at Harry’s’. For those of you who are not familiar with Harry’s Cafe de Wheels, it is an iconic pie cart situated in the Sydney suburb of Woolloomooloo. (Woolloomooloo — what a […]
2015 – another full-on year!It’s been a busy year, both on and off the keyboard. A lot has been achieved, and as we roll into Christmas, with the house filled with the smell of cooking, and family about to arrive it’s time to take some time out to recharge. In the first few months, and before […]
I’m currently working on the third book of the “In The Sydney Underworld” series, and would like to invite you all to visit my website and sign up for an ARC, if interested.
The other two books in the series, Heather, and Flank Street were released in August 2014, and May 2015 respectively. Each book is stand-alone. They share locations and a few characters, and can be read in any order. Does that make it a series?
Tools, and what that means to you. Tools, what does the word conjure in your mind? Is it a set of metric spanners, a garden rake and fork, or perhaps scales, mixing bowls and spoons. We are surrounded by tools, filled with tools, and our minds use tools all the time to make sense of what […]
Protagonist – which is your favourite? We all have our favourite protagonist, these are a handful of mine. Being a fan of noir, protagonist Philip Marlowe, the private detective created by Raymond Chandler, is high on my list. He is one of the most inspirational character I have ever read. He’s the epitome of heroism, toughness, […]
Overpopulated by the over privileged, or is it a myth? The Earth is overpopulated, there can surely be no argument about that. And even if you don’t see the world as being overpopulated, you cannot refute the logic that a finite amount of land is incapable of supporting a population with a limitless potential for increase. Therefore, at some point […]