After studying at the University of East Anglia I worked as a teacher, trainer and company director. I’d always wanted to be a writer and continued to write for much of my life but, you know, earning a living got in the way more than I would have wanted.
A strangely serious accident (I claim it was caused by cage-fighting but I actually slipped over) shattered my arm and meant that I had to rein back my work. I decided to concentrate on writing and am now writing full-time. I write a wide range of fiction. My main interests are historical fiction.
I have a series of novels set in the years following the Norman Invasion of England. They concern the history of the last English King; Edgar, a young boy who was proclaimed king just after the Battle of Hastings. The novels are: The Flame of Resistance , Triumph and Catastrophe, Blood of Ironside and In Search of Glory. I plan two more books about Edgar.
I have written a novel about the Third Crusade, called Outcasts, which is about the ordinary men who were knighted in the defence of Jerusalem. The Artful Dodger goes forward in time to the time of Dickens and is about the adventures of the Dodger after he’d been transported to Australia and on his return to his old haunts in London.
A Love Most Dangerous and Very Like a Queen concern the events of a mistress of Henry VIII. A Dance of Pride and Peril goes right back to the dawn of European civilisation in Crete four thousand years ago.
Land of Blood and Water is the first in a series of novels about the long war between the English and the Vikings for control of the country. The second one should come out in 2017.
My collections of short stories, For King and Country, the Big School and Nuggets are also available.
My work has been broadcast on radio. I won first prize in the Kenneth Grahame Society competition to write a story based on ‘The Wind in the Willows.’ You can get the collection, ‘The Wind in the Willows Short Stories’ from all e-book retailers.
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