I am a writer.

After thirty-five years in the ship-owning industry – working in Liverpool, in Singapore and Edinburgh – and writing millions of words in minutes and reports,5-IMG_0326 I have redirected my energies.

I gained a degree in Creative Writing at Middlesex University in 2002, and I write short stories, novels, plays and film scripts.

05-01-slotterhamfinalcoverasJPEG2 My fable – The Battle of Slotterham Hall, AD 1929 – is published on Amazon as an e-book.

Requiem for Private HughesMy novel – Requiem for Private Hughes – was published on Amazon, September 2015, as an e-book and paperback.

My short stories – Let It Be Anthea and Henry’s Hen Night – won The Yeovil Short Story Prize in 2013 and 2015, and my filmscript – Sandscape Artist – won the 2014/15 Somerset Film Scriptwriting Competition.

STOP PRESS (1) October 2016: “PEBBLES”, my collection of short stories, was launched coverat the Yeovil Literary Festival in October 2016.

It is available to order through bookshops and on Amazon.

STOP PRESS (2) October 2016: “Sandscape Artist” was filmed on location on Burnham on Sea beach in July 2016. 1-IMG_0871

In the filmscript an artist, sitting on a beach, is painting a picture. He is interupted by a young man, a soldier awol from his regiment, who questions why the artist has painted trees growing on the beach. The artist’s initial hostility at the interruption to his day fades as he and the young man learn about each other.

Sandscape Artist is being filmed, directed and produced by Somerset Film who are based at The Engine Room in Bridgwater.

STOP PRESS (3) July 2017, the short film, now titled SANDSCAPE, made by Somerset Film is now complete and available on YouTube on the link.