Writing and reading are the two things I enjoy above almost all else. Hollywood's golden era has had a great influence on me and that's why my novel Gossip Column is set in it. Another novel of the era is in progress. Rare books hold a special interest for me and over the years I've had the opportunity to catalogue many such works for a major library.
Authors I admire include Patricia Highsmith who deals with the topic of obsession in a remarkably brilliant way, and Diana Souhami whose biographies are so meticuloulsy researched and enchantingly written.
I love nature and although I live in the midst of suburbia am fortunate enough to be near the sea. Early morning walks along the beach are always a highlight of the day for me. A small parkland area with a creek which is home to a variety of birdlife is also a just short distance away. Itís a beautiful, quiet haven to visit after a busy day and has a wonderful rejuvenating effect on frayed nerves.