After leaving school I joined the Royal Navy only to discover that,
like Admiral Nelson before me, I suffered chronic sea sickness in any
body of water deeper than a puddle. I then spent the next 9 years of my
life wandering the World throwing up on my way to exotic places. This
isn’t to say I didn’t have fun, back then Britain
still had a Navy to be proud of and there were quite a few places still
coloured pink on the map. Needless to say the Navy and I parted company
at the earliest opportunity.
Then came the Oil industry, at last I had found my true home. If the
Navy taught me nothing more it taught me mental discipline and
organisation two skills required for a life in Logistics. A restless
mind requires constant challenge and for the next twenty-five years I
was challenged, in the years that preceded PC’s, mobile
telephones and the Internet by a series of logistical problems to solve
and I loved every minute of it. So writing novels is actually my third
career. Reading has always been a big part of my life, in spite of the
excitement of world travel there have been many boring bits, on ships
at sea for weeks on end, offshore rigs, airports and an endless stream
of living in hotels.
Happily divorced I now live in the relative peace and tranquillity of a
small town in the beautiful Cotswolds not ten miles from where I spent
my early years. It took almost a lifetime of travel for me to discover
the beauty of the English countryside, something I already had as a
child. But never mind, what a journey it has been so far!