I’ve written all my life, short stories when I was a boy and later a radio play and articles for various magazines. I’ve also worked in advertising as a writer and television producer with amongst others Salman Rushdie and Fay Weldon, for clients like ICI, Shell, Rowntree, American Express (That will do nicely) and Sainsbury’s.
At other times I’ve published and edited magazines – the first for Ascot Racecourse – others for Cheltenham and Aintree. On the book front there are three thrillers featuring Willie Halliday my Buddhist private eye, who’s been likened to Philip Marlowe in some reviews. I have just launched a new detective Rick Stone – It Leaves A Nasty Stain – now out on kindle.
I’ve always liked reading poetry, and two years ago I started writing it.
Late last year I published ‘Off My Chest’ - poetry for people who don’t ‘do’ poetry, available as a paperback on Amazon and on Kindle. Other books are in preparation, a second Rick Stone case, and a fantasy, fairy tale for the 21st century.
Outside of writing I’m a huge opera fan, a keen gardener, even though I live in Fulham! I’m a member of the MCC, and a season ticket holder at Chelsea where I’ve been a fan for 40 years!