My love of working with words began when I first began reading Enid Blyton and other such wonderful, magical books. In my mid-twenties I went to work and live in Belgium, working for an international journal of Biochemistry as a proof reader/copy editor. I didn’t have any school certificates to my name and knew nothing about scientific ‘stuff’so to be offered a job I considered way out of my league and to do very well at it, was a joy
After leaving Belgium, I worked in various offices in administration but I knew it wasn’t what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I also worked for the NZ police for six years with young offenders and loved the job and the people I met. But I became more dissatisfied with office work, so decided to use my knowledge and become a freelance copy editor/proof reader, editing theses, novels and scientific articles for people in New Zealand, in America and England. I also wrote articles for magazines.
But all that changed when I started researching and writing the 20th Earl of Suffolk & Berkshire's biography, ' 'The Civilian Bomb Disposing Earl', published in the UK by Pen & Sword, military publishers - the true story of an amazing, courageous, intelligent and witty adventurer. For more information, see Projects . My next book, a novel 'War and Chance' is the story of a young man, Thomas Collins, a pacifist, conscripted into the Second World War, sent to fight in a war he didn't believe in. For more information, visit Projects .
See Review of my new book "A Fit Day for Dark Disgrace"
News - I have recently completed a script writing course. See details.