Hi and thank you for your visit. I’m an accountant living and working in Jersey, Channel Islands. I made a break for the border a few years back. Two years in Ireland didn’t end well so I unexpectedly found myself ‘back on the rock’. There are worse places to have to live!
During a rather bleak few months after arriving back I set myself a couple of targets. One of those was to complete Barry, the first chapter of which had sat around for a year or two. This was a giveaway but I’m still very proud to have completed and self-published my first book.
Whilst writing Barry I had an idea for a Jersey historical novel and the result was A Jersey Midsummer Tale. Part 1 is set in 1935 Jersey, with all the research that entailed, and Part 2 is a modern day mirror, with threads and parallels running backwards and forwards between the generations, with a smidgin of fantasy thrown in.
I then wrote and released Tess of Portelet Manor which is the sequel to Part 1 of Midsummer and which follows the main character from 1935 to 1954, therefore set largely during the German Occupation of the Channel Islands.
Then something new, A West Cork Mystery, which mixes a contemporary tale with aspects of Celtic myth and legend. I had a ball with this one.
And a follow up to Barry, imaginatively named Barry2.
Over a number of years I have accumulated a few short stories. These I have now incorporated into a collection entitled Aspirations of a Sheep.
And finally (for now) a second Irish mystery, A Contract of Honour.
When I’m not working or writing you’ll probably find me running, coaching track & field or watching some sport or other.
Thank you for stopping by.