Born during the blitz in Manchester I was quickly sent back to Ireland where I should have arrived. I returned when the bomb chucking was all over and spent my school years in my birth town, Stretford.
I have had a varied career involving engineering, employment agency, ceramic tile importing, computer hardware/software manufacture and distribution.
Then, during a spell of inactivity, some refer to it as retirement, I decided that the fun I had had throughout my life could be used to create some stories for those who like a bit of a laugh in their books. I needed to get it done before I forgot the gist of my recollections.
The 'Doris' actually existed, not as Doris but she existed, and she was carted over to Benidorm on the back of a lorry. The rest was made up and, although the characters were loosely based on real people, their activities and their personalities were a figment of my imagination.
I have finished another multiple character assassination this time aimed at the golfing fraternity, using my pals as templates for the cast in a murder mystery farce. (Always watching out for solicitor's writs from some of the more litigious club members should they have the brains to spot themselves.)
My third novel is a murder mystery this time. No fun, just mystery, suspense and a little wartime history, culminating in a brutal murder.
I have just finished my latest book, a longer tale, encompassing the trials and tribulations of two Irish emigrants who left for America at the turn of the nineteenth century.
Have a look at my website for more.