Former accountant and marketing and communications consultant. Member of Slough Writers for more than twenty years, during which time, thanks to the help and encouragement of other members, I have become a published author and free-lance writer with a broad range of published journalism, including articles and photography on such subjects as travel, art, biography and general interest.
The books offer virtual literary tours of their respective regions, discussing the lives and work of the hundreds of writers who found inspiration there:
The French Riviera: A Literary Guide (I. B. Tauris), now in its second edition (Tauris Parke Paperbacks);
Florence and Tuscany: A Literary Guide (TPP);
Travels in France and Italy (TPP): Foreword.
Presented at International Book Festivals in Edinburgh and Nice, France
English language portfolio includes The Guardian, The Lady, Choice, Wanderlust, Voyageur, Riviera Times, France Today, France, Living France, Italia. Elsewhere in translation.
Winner of literary awards for articles and short fiction, and of Slough Writers' competitions in all genres.
For more information and work samples, see my website.
Travel, books, jazz, sport, food, wine, art, architecture, Everton Football Club.
France (esp. Riviera); Italy (esp. Tuscany and Liguria); USA (esp. North-east); modern jazz; early Italian art; 18thc. English painting; tax for writers.