I was born in Heywood, Lancashire, and now live in the Wirral. I am a chartered civil and structural engineer, a pistol, rifle and shotgun shooter, aikido instructor/student, a loud and alarming piano player, and a really bad guitar player.
I have written thirteen epic fantasy novels and a book drawn from my thinking about aikido. The novels are best read in the right order which I have set out below as it is different from the Amazon display.
The Call of the Sword
The Fall of Fyorlund
The Waking of Orthlund
The Return of the Sword
Aikido - more than a martial art
The first four are known as the Chronicles of Hawklan. Dream Finder to Caddoran are 'stand-alone' works though they are set in the same world as the Chronicles, follow the events there and contain some of the main characters. The Return of the Sword draws them all together again.
The Keep is more recent and is a very strange book.
While all the above wanted to be written, the aikido book demanded to be written. It is philosophical in character, dealing with matters which are important not only to martial artists of any discipline but to any inquiring mind. It has been called 'The Book of Five Rings for the 21st Century'
All the books are available in Kindle versions and other e-formats via Mushroom Publishing. All except the aikido book are also available in paperback (Bladud). Make of them what you will, but if you buy them I hope you enjoy them.