I am a research scientist in astronomy, which has taken me to many exotic spots of the world. I have also travelled extensively on vacations, many of which are across Europe and South America. My stories are based on travel experiences and portray ordinary people who find themselves thrust into adventurous circumstances by chance. My plots put my characters to the test of new and scary situations. My home is on the west coast of Canada. My books to date are adventures in the European wine trade (A Fine Drop), on vacation travels in Crete (Holiday in Crete) and Turkey (Holiday in Turkey), and (Death in remote places) a mystery of old deaths and present-day criminal activities set in the west coast of Canada. I am now working on a new adventure set in Croatia and Montenegro.