Who am I? Well, I write novels, poems, articles and short stories.
My first full length novel "The Moon's Complexion", was published by Goldenford in 2005. My second novel 'Darshan' was published by Goldenford in July 2008.
September 2011 saw the publication of " Noontide Owls", a short fantasy novel for young adults aged 9 -109.
From 2011 onwards all my novels and some of my short stories have also become available in eBook format.
I've had a somewhat bizarre and eclectic career. I graduated from Manchester University with a psychology degree. I worked as a research psychologist not only in England at the Ministry of Defence, but also in Australia at Melbourne University and in New York, where I was part of a research team at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, working on the Apollo Space Project (mainly doing unbelievably ghastly things to unsuspecting volunteers!).
After my return to England I began to teach, ultimately becoming Head of Modern Languages at a large comprehensive school in Surrey.
In 1999 a spinal injury forced me to give up this post (oh, what a pity!), giving me back my life and enabling me to concentrate on my writing.
In 2006 I graduated from De Montfort University with an MA research degree in South Indian Temple art and architecture. My 'specialist subject' is a group of gorgeous 12th and 13th century temples in Southern Karnataka.
In my novels I am interested in examining the subject of cultural identity, probably because I'm a crazy mixture myself. I come from a culturally diverse background, with family spread across the world - Britain, Thailand, the USA, Germany, Monaco, Israel, Sri Lanka, Mexico and Australia. I aim to make my novels accessible, exciting and with more than a touch of suspence and, of course, romance.
Since 1991, I have been a frequent visitor to India, where I have friends and connections. From November 2001 until June 2002, and again between January and May 2004 I lived and worked in Bangalore in the Indian state of Karnataka.