I was conceived in Nigeria and spent the first three years of my life there. I’m the one on the left.
I lived in Exeter from ages 3-6 and in Lesotho from ages 6-12. The pic below shows me at our home in Lesotho playing Monopoly and doing something with a spoon.
The place where we lived, Roma in Lesotho, looked like this:
Later I grew up in Manchester, studied in Cambridge (England), and started work. Ignore the following picture, which bears no resemblance to me today but does feature a 1960s vintage VW Beetle convertible in West Virginia in 1982. We were heading for Portland, Oregon but I only made it as far as Chicago. You can read more about my travels, notably in the U.S. and Russia, in my Biography pages.
I started writing fiction in 1985 – see my novels and short stories pages. I have also had a career which has taken me to, amongst other places, Moscow, Kyiv, Berlin, Hong Kong, Vladivostok, St Helena, Vienna, Buenos Aires, Beijing, Bermuda, Samarkand, Istanbul and even Brussels.
I started this blog in 2014 and have sought to fill it with material of interest. Please do explore. You can find your way via the 5 pleasure paths.
My Berlin thriller, Blood Summit, has good reviews. Click on the link to read the first few chapters, or look on Amazon to read what people say about it. You can see me reading from Blood Summit in the video below.
If you prefer short stories, check out Seven Hotel Stories: the Complete Collection. They star Ms N, the world’s most brilliant, unpredictable and occasionally homicidal hotel manager and her beautiful but naive ally, Tatiana.