Hi! I am a 40-something Scotsman (you will have to guess exactly how old I am!), now living in Würzburg, Germany. I’m married to a beautiful German woman, and we own a crazy but loveable and adorable dog called Schlumpf, who’s charging 20% to be Mark’s literary agent. He campaigned heavily for major characters to be dogs and was disappointed when I didn’t take him up on the suggestion. However, the next bad guy might get a dog – maybe.
I am a former technology journalist, with past experience working for newspapers, magazines, and websites. Writing for almost 30 years, I didn’t have the confidence to publish fiction until I made the acquaintance of Mark Dawson, independent author of the famous John Milton novels. Now I have outlines for no less than twenty books for my Department 89 spy thriller series and I am hoping Krysten Ritter will make time to play Sophie Decker in the inevitable Hollywood movie.
If that wasn’t enough, I also have outlines for the first couple of books in a German crime series, and a few ideas for non-fiction books about Germany. As you can see, Germany is a recurring theme. Having lived here a long time, I consider myself German now, so I like to promote my adopted country as much as I can.
I also want to write a book about mental health and one on online security.
What else is there about me? I am a “bleeding heart liberal” (which I make no apologies for). I detest hypocrisy, liars, inequality, cruelty, prejudice, and racism.
Oh and I like giraffes. Adore them actually.
Last of all, don’t call me at 3.00pm as the dog and I have our scheduled afternoon nap at that time every day for one hour. However you can reach me anytime by emailing me. I will reply when I wake up. In the meantime, while we are snoozing, why not get my first fiction book for free and have a good read?