Welcome to my corner of the web! I am a writer, runner and geographer, based in the great city of Liverpool. I have a number of novels underway; a long-standing love of the Shetland Isles; and an enduring fascination with just about anything involving maps…

Here you will find details of my fiction writing; information on my adopted home of Liverpool and spiritual home of Shetland; a range of semi-demented blogs; and (eventually) a realm of articles on geographic-related issues. For the record, my fiction writing could be termed ‘Science Fiction and alternative futures’ – but even if those genres aren’t your ‘thing’, at its heart all the stories are and always will be about people and places.

Please do keep checking back! Content is created as time allows, but as with every website this is all a perpetual work in progress. Recent updates will always be listed on this front page.

Recent updates:

The following are the most recent updates across the website

  • 04/02/22: A blog that describes my ‘project in lockdown’, Once Upon a Valley.
  • 14/08/21: The list of books being written is now fully updated.
  • 08/06/21: How do you get ideas for a story? My own perspective and suggestions.
  • 05/11/20: A departure from normal site content: my thoughts around anime – you may be surprised!

Recent times haven’t been easy for anyone. That applies to many businesses in the tourism sector. Thus, some of the detail shown for my beloved Shetland and Liverpool may be out of date – always check with Shetland.org or VisitLiverpool if you are planning trips to either!

Page updated: 7th February 2022.