At seventeen, after a short spell on steam locomotives, I ran away to sea where I served twenty two years. I then became a hospital engineer in Zambia. This lasted two years when I ran away again, this time from the military who were threatening to court martial me. I returned to sea in oil rig vessels and started to write for magazines, eventually getting a job as features writer for a Maltese glossy.
I have lived in Malta, Singapore, Hong Kong, Zambia, India and Sri Lanka and have begun a collection of short stories which will reflect my experience in those countries. I am engaged at the moment in a novel, due out in the summer 2007. I have recently gone overland, in a converted post office van to China, via Iran, Afghanistan and The Karakorum mountains as well as doing the Route 66 Highway in America. To fill in my spare time, I got a BA (Hons) last year and I am currently doing an MA in creative writing at Bolton University. I am 72.