Born in 1963, I grew up in the age of the disco music, huge mobile phones, yuppies and yes how can we forget … the DeLorean.
The 80’s will always be remembered as an age of great social and political upheaval, it was the time of Margret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan and the fall of the Berlin Wall. With all this happening, my personal upbringing was scarred by my older sister’s love of all things David Cassidy and later the Bay City Rollers, she even stole my cricket whites and wore them with tartan up the leg!
Having spent the majority of my life as a prolific reader, I have been influenced by a wide range of writers ranging from James Clavell, Ken Follet and Conn Iggulden, through to more contemporary works from Veronica Roth, Ben Aaronovitch and Stephanie Myers.
Committing to my career to writing, following a life spent primarily in commercial activities, my ambition is to develop compelling stories incorporating complex characters. My first novel, Clown, set against the backdrop of life in East London during the 80’s try’s to recreate the sometimes violent, always humorous but definitely challenging times for a generation undergoing significant social changes.