Author / Writer


I believe that you are never too old to become an author.

If Colonel Harland Sanders can start his ‘little chicken enterprise’ at the age of 65, I can sure have a go at book writing! I am in good company, too. Frank McCourt, Octavio Solis and Laura Ingalis Wilder were all debut authors at 60 or older!

It’s funny how life’s twists and turns can open new doors. Without that chronic health condition and early retirement, I may never have had the courage to start writing. Although I had wanted to do it for so long, other things always got in the way, until that point. Now with time on my hands, I could finally sit down in front of my writing and research screens and write.

My debut novel, JASON is the start of my 3rd career.

Latest posts

11 April 2024So last month, I told you that I got to 55,000 words on The Help. I’m fairly happy with that, and I have a lot more in my head that needs to be ‘got down’ on the pages of my Work-in-Progress (WiP). The story is developing exactly as I hoped, and with 5 murder incidents in the bag, so to speak, I am about halfway on the total body count! The next incident will feature more than one death, and I am pondering/weighing up the most plausible, dramatic and, for me the most important…believable way it will happen. This led to a halt in the writing as I researched various options and the factual content that went with them. yes…the writing stopped, at just about 60,000 words were completed. I have not written anything for 10 days. No…not ‘writer’s block’. I know what I want to write but I’m still finalising how the deed will be done. As I have said before…there is a life outside writing and I have been catching up with some of those things while I have this lull in the proceedings. I actually think it’s quite healthy to completely stop every so often. re-set the batteries. Live real life. enjoy new experiences away from the office and the screen. come back in a clear frame of mind to continue the story. Anyway, I have the method of death, now. Writing will be resumed! [...] Read more...
16 March 2024Greetings all! There has not been a post for over a month, largely because I don’t have a lot to say! Remember I told you all… I will keep quiet if that is the case! I have mainly been working on The Help, lol if you must know. Another milestone reached…50,000 and then 55,000 written words completed. Just like JASON, writing enough words is not going to be a problem! On the JASON promo front, I continue to post on social media and the publisher is promoting various deals for book sales – the latest is a special 50% discount on ALL books (not just mine) valid until Sunday 17th. Best be quick if you want to take advantage. go to the Pegasus website ( to grab this great deal! [...] Read more...
25 January 2024Yes…finally the big day has arrived. The culmination of my hard work.for ‘JASON’. from inception to now…publishing day.! I won’t hear about sales for a few weeks, until the retailers report back. While I wait, i am continuing with ‘The Help’ my follow up to JASON, featuring the same dogged detective Inspector. [...] Read more...

The story of


I started writing JASON 18 months ago, but I had the idea for the book for two years before that.

I wanted a down to earth main character not some ‘superhero’. I’m sure many readers will relate to him. Wronged for much of his early life eventually it all become too much and revenge was in the air, and so the book was born.

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I will be on tour and meeting with as many as you as possible once the book is published.


TBC – Nearer the book release date