WE ARE OUR STORIES
Storytelling is perhaps humankind's oldest art form. Since our earliest times, people have gathered around fires for warmth, safety and entertainment, when the tribe's bard would tell stories of their collective origins and past glories.
As a historian by education and an author by calling, I have a passion for telling stories both grand in scope and minute in detail.
My novels explore power and politics; the traumas that shape our lives and how we come to terms with them; hope in the face of powerlessness; the fragility of manhood and the power of women; and the physical and emotional redemption earned by doing the right thing.
BEYOND THE AUTUMN
My novel Beyond the Autumn explores power and politics; the traumas that shape our lives and how we come to terms with them; the fragility of manhood and the power of women; and the physical and emotional redemption earned by doing the right thing.
A death on the London Underground leads to the discovery in the dead man’s bag of a severed human hand. Clutched in it is a note, warning the female journalist to whom it’s addressed: ‘you need to back off, so let us give you a hand.’
When the journalist disappears, her editor enlists her ex-boyfriend – a former soldier and journalist, still suffering from his physical and mental wounds – to help find her and protect her.
And so begins a race against time, from London to the Persian Gulf to the Philippines, to find her before the powerful men with fortunes and reputations to lose can reach her – and silence her – first.
"It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation."
Thanks for visiting my site. I hope you've enjoyed reading my stories and my words. I'd love to know how they've touched you and if you have any questions, so please do get in touch to start a conversation.