Hi and thank you for your visit. I’m a retired accountant, now freelance writer, living and working in Jersey, Channel Islands. I made a break for the border some 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 was 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. (Spoiler – it isn’t my best book.)
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 then a second Irish mystery, A Contract of Honour.
My latest has been a number of years in the making. On the subject of human trafficking, and specifically child sex slaves, it has been difficult get the balance right. I wanted to convey the abject misery of the victims whilst keeping it readable and even entertaining. For better or worse, Supply and Demand was published in November 2018.
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.