Hi. Thanks for stopping by my site. I hope you find it useful.
I am a 40-something Australian who has had something of a walkabout through life. Leaving my homeland at age 12 (not on my own I hasten to add), I’ve lived in the USA, Chile, and now reside amongst the green northern hills of England, where I am happily married with four delightful bairns. I also have four cats who, when they're not trying to climb on my laptop, are attempting to steal my food or trip me down the stairs.
I find many writers say how they’ve enjoyed inventing stories since they could hold a pencil; how their life ambition has always been to spend their days putting their new and interesting worlds onto paper (or computer screen nowadays, I suppose). That is not my story. Although in my teen years I was proficient in my English classes and received good marks, I disliked them (apologies to my school teachers), and it wasn’t until my late teens that I gained a love for reading; a love that has only grown over the years, particularly within the Epic Fantasy genre. And I came to know "The Land", of Stephen Donaldson's Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, David Eddings various worlds, and other beautiful worlds and fantastical stories.
My compulsion to write only began a handful of years ago, and the desire to produce a full-blown novel only very recently. Once the story began to develop in my head, the tale was soon accompanied by a compulsion to write it down.
What I Write
My writing interests are a little eclectic I suppose. This web-site is devoted to my fiction: novels, short stories, and perhaps the occasional rambling thought. Mostly it will revolve around the Fantasy genre. Traditional Epic Fantasy is really what I truly love, and my debut series, The Aylosian Chronicles fits nicely in that genre, but I am playing with a few other ideas at the moment, as well.
Included in my writings are allegories and symbols, although I like to think they're all fairly discreet unless you're looking for them. If you do like that sort of thing, then I post short articles describing my thinking behind some of the themes in The Aylosian Chronicles. These are on a chapter-by-chapter basis, and can be accessed by anyone who subscribes to my newsletter (which you can do to the right on this page).
On this website I've included a page for my short stories. another dedicated to the Aylosian Chronicles, and a further one for my wisdom literature. You can access these either through the "My Writings" in the menu at the top of the page, or via the links just below, where I've also included a link to a separate blog that I post to occasionally focussed on my religious life and thoughts.
So, that's it. That's me. If you have any questions, please drop me a line via the "Contact" page on the menu. Thanks again for stopping by.