I wrote my first stories at the age of four, largely because no-one else had written the stories I wanted to read! And my writing life has continued ever since to flourish and grow in much the same serendipitous way.
Between reading English Language & Literature at Bedford College, University of London, and acquiring an MA in Linguistics at the University of Essex, for example, I explored Europe as a teacher of English and Creative Writing. Then, later, I worked as a freelance journalist. Published for over twenty-five years, in national, regional and local magazines and newspapers, I focussed on Public Health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder in the armed forces and suicide among our farmers and the health of foreign seamen trapped on ships held in British ports.
In 2014, I began to concentrate on my own fiction and this has resulted in The Wolf of Dalriada Stories. These stories have grown out of my addiction to history, travel & adventure and are perhaps not altogether unexpected developments!
Covid-19 – News for Lonely Furrow Publishing
The Wolf of Dalriada (1) is still available. The first story was published by Troubador in 2016 and is still available from Lonely Furrow Publishing – see the book page in the sidebar – £8.99 (+ P&P) for a signed print copy. But, because of Covid-19, there may be some delay so, if you would prefer an e-book, these are available from Troubador and Amazon. £3.99.
The Master Copy of Staining the Soul (Wolf of Dalriada 2) is all ready to go but we cannot move forward with printers and distributors at the moment because of the Pandemic. As soon as we can, we will. In the meantime, I am continuing to write The Wolf of Dalriada 3. And very exciting I’m finding it!
If Lockdown is literally locking you down, and you need some inspiration, try browsing An Author’s Mind on this website (see the sidebar). Twenty authors of different hues appear on those pages exploring their own sources of inspiration and recommending some very good reads to while away the time!