ABOUT ME: I am a writer - author of more than 20 books published since the year 2000. I write mainly multi-genre novels in which suspense walks hand in hand with history and romance. Born in the small mining town of Felling in the north-east of England, I now live in a sleepy Gascony village in south-west France. I am also an artist and paint anything and everything, but specialise in animal portraits.

This is me through the ages - from a six week old infant who almost died through lack of nourishment to where I am now, entering my 73rd year but still feeling about 38 inside.