I’m Scottish and lived in London for many years before moving to New Zealand. That’s the place that punches above its weight at sport and responding to pandemics. Oh, and pretty much everyone loves our Prime Minister, Jacinda – as it seems, does the rest of the world.

My tutor at university once commended me on my ability to write proper English and suggested I join a trade union as I had the smarts to see both sides of an argument. Good advice which, at 22 I naturally ignored. I feel I owe it to Professor Gourlay to prove him correct on the writing bit.

It is 20 years since I published my first novel Down to the Wire. The anniversay edition is available at the Shop along with a recently completed novel – A Genuine Mistake.

Lockdown 28 is poetry book penned during NZ’s Covid lockdown. All proceeds go to the Salvation Army. I have also written other poetry and short stories – check them out at the SHOP.

Basically I’ve swapped the corporate office and the bullshit bingo for my laptop and my mate Charlie, a chocolate Labrador. I live in Wanaka, Central Otago with Jackie.

Charlie & Jackie at the Cardrona Snow Farm after a huge late winter dump of snow. It was a sunny day which created beautiful light for this shot.