I was born some time ago in West Yorkshire, of English, Irish and Jamaican heritage, and was raised shortly after in the small seaside town of Skegness , Lincolnshire, on the bracing east-coast of the UK.
I’m married and have been based in London for over 20 years. My spy-fi novel The Glimmer Girl, the first in the BARBELL series in which according to a recent review: ‘The spy fiction is uniquely underpinned by magic realism and Celtic folklore.’
Then came Shamstone a prequel featuring Finn Simons’ thrilling exploits as a Great War spy in Ireland, New York and Mexico.
Whilst having lived as, among other things, a musician, painter, martial artist and educator, in reality I’m more Take Five than ‘i5 and write mainly from research and imagination.
In the midst of working on the long form novels I occasionally blog and tweet too.
Parts of my personal journey are detailed in the medley dadless- a memoir, which was self-published through our own Microdot Books in the late Summer of 2019.
This came on the back of a few millennial underground record releases on CD and the blessed vinyl, most of which is streaming currently on Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube.
I’m immersed in the whole creative process including design and illustration when a concept arrives or supports a story, or in some cases kicks it off, as evidenced in the pop-art section of the site.
I’ll also be blogging about aspects of the BARBELL series of novels and whatever takes my fancy across Full Spectrum Modernism and hopefully tickles yours, so do come along . 💻👇🏽