After long and varied careers in the motor trade and retail petroleum engineering industry, I am now trying my hand at writing.
Red Tricycle to White Van.
This book, my first, takes you on a long roller coaster ride from my earliest memories right up to 2008. It is packed full of the most extraordinary experiences encountered by me throughout my working life of some 20 jobs!
For the romantic at heart, there is a whole chapter which includes a tender and graphic description of a young boy's first kiss.
But mostly, this is a lively, light-hearted journey through working life, filled with a motley collection of unlikely characters encountered along the way.
This is a book to be enjoyed, identified with, and, hopefully, not to be put down!
'On a Hot Summer's Night'.
My second book is my first attempt at a novel. It is a story of lost love set in the world of radio, and takes us to various countries in Europe, including a spell on the North Sea.
Dave Buckingham, a DJ on a small radio station in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, is feeling very disillusioned with his life. On his midnight show, every record he plays reminds him of Katharina, his Austrian sweetheart, who he lost touch with 19 years ago when they were both working on an offshore radio station on the North Sea. As his programme progresses, his memory works overtime, and then the most extraordinary sequence of events unfolds.
Never underestimate the power of thought transmission, and never tempt fate.
A fast-paced, heart-warming tale with very real characters, which I hope you will find as exciting to read as I found to write - I couldn't wait to find out what happened next!