I began writing by self-publishing several historical novels, mainly influenced by authors I read in my childhood such as C. Walter Hodges, Rosemary Sutcliff and Cynthia Harnett. I soon learned that the book market had changed and so gradually started to adapt to non-fictional historical themes.
I can be booked for talks on a variety of subjects. Obviously ancient history and mythology are my main strengths, but I can also provide instructive talks about creative writing for publication, presentations at book clubs, and similar services by arrangement.
I was a trainer for students at the Universities of Oxford and Birmingham. I have both B.Phil and M.A degrees and many post-graduate awards and diplomas. I also worked in Community & Adult education in my younger days, and I am actively building links with U3A in my local area.
I have a long-standing interest in Adult & Community Education, especially the University of the Third Age (U3A). If you would like me to give a talk, either about creative writing for publication, or a historical theme of your choice, please go to the ‘Contact me‘ page.