I was born in Tasmania, Australia, in the coastal town of Burnie. Back then it was a busy port but most of the industry is long gone. As a teenager I moved to Melbourne in search of greater opportunity. After some time in Melbourne I decided to spread my wings, and after seeing something of Europe and the Middle East I settled in London. Always a keen reader I started writing short stories and then decided to tackle a novel. That first novel still exists in draft form and one of these days I’ll do something more with it.
Then I had the idea for Beyond the Island and there was no looking back.
After a number of years in London I tired of city life and moved to Wales. I joined Pontypool District Writers Group and they have made me very welcome.
Living in Wales has given my creativity the stimulation it needed. I’ve met some amazing writers, artists and musicians who are supportive and encouraging not just of me but of everyone in general. People here like to get to know you, they’re nosey but usually nice …
Beyond the Island was my first published novel. Subsequently I have published New Voices in the Valley, Return to the Island (sequel to Beyond the Island), Scream at the Mountains (sequel to New Voices in the Valley), and a travel book entitled Bus Pass Holiday (A Short Circuit) .
I'm currently working on the second volume of Bus Pass Holiday entitled The Long and Short of It. Also another novel, Headshot. And another ... Message You Later. Headshot a dark psychological nightmare, Message a modern romance.
Chick lit is my genre, but I like to add a bit of an edge with the odd kidnapping or murder, and some sad stuff in with the laughs.
Happy reading, and if you have any comments or questions I’d love to hear from you.
My writing domain.
I've also written a number of short stories, and I've joined a site called alfiedog.com. Well worth a visit - apart from my work there are plenty of other writers from all genres. One of my stories features in the Alfiedog anthology By My Side.
In 2006 I joined Pontypool District Writers' Group.
Early in 2013 I joined an independent writers' promotional website: http://www.writers-room.org/
In 2015 I joined ASMSG - Authors Social Media Support Group.
By chance I met Samuel Fletcher who runs a website called bottledscripts.co.uk, well worth checking out if you are a writer, an agent, a film-maker, or if you just enjoy reading.