I love writing books about controversial characters that challenge preconceptions.
Initially, I worked as a journalist in South Africa and New Zealand, before returning home to Auckland in 1994. I moved into publishing production and operational roles which merged into corporate business management. Trouble was, I missed stretching my creative mind and wished I was writing. In 2015, I decided to go full circle, reverting to my primary passion and wrote my first book, No Ordinary Man. Since then, I’ve published three others, In the Deep End – Book One, In the Deep End – Book Two, and a short story, Push Over. All have received 5-Star ratings from avid readers.
I’m currently working on my fifth novel, Restoration Project, which I expect to finish this year. I’ve already completed 24 chapters, but real life keeps getting in the way! I live, breathe and dream about plots and characters. If I seem distracted, it’s no surprise, I’m always working on the next best book or tapping out a humorous blog.
- Ghost Writing
- Print Media Writing (magazines/newspapers)
- Public Speaking
- Website Content
No Ordinary Man
Mick Thompson’s secretive life throughout WWII continued after returning home to New Zealand in 1945. This seductive and intriguing true story explores love against the back drop of this courageous ANZAC soldier’s fight in the Western Desert war in North Africa. The writer skilfully delves into Mick’s personal struggle with sexuality, focusing on his secretive alter ego. This real-life account intrigues and challenges conventional thinking about bravery, male and female roles, love, lust and forgiveness. Mick received a bravery award and promotion to Sergeant during the war. His courage, during the war and on his return, is defined by the extraordinary effort he makes to hide his secret obsessions. He transforms himself to escape memories of childhood ridicule and humiliation and the horrifying memories of war’s death and destruction. The narrative exposes war, love and sex with humour and insight making it a captivating read.
In the Deep End
This bold new novel examines the complexities of marriage and the love bonds that hold us and sometimes kill us. It explores the irrationalities of human nature with a riveting narrative that challenges social convention. This moving family saga contradicts moral stereotypes, defying love-bonds that should last a lifetime. Set in California, two couples are lifelong friends struggling with the sudden death of Mila Jones, leaving her husband, Alex, alone with his best friends, Fred, and Amira Davis. This contemporary romance uses humor and poignancy to investigate their forbidden love. They travel between New Zealand and America delivering a vibrant backdrop for what seems like ordinary domestic life, while experiencing an extraordinary love affair, often captured in private emails exchanged between the main protagonists. These well-crafted personalities buck social norms as they navigate their way through an emotional tempest that threatens to rupture them apart.
In the Deep End - Book Two
Book Two: Cleverly Deceptive – Like the Truth.
Young, innocent Hawke Jones and Sacha Davis, embrace life’s adventure and each other while holidaying in New Zealand. Falling in love, when their parents share the same marriage, makes for added complications. They agree taking chances is the best way to live. Trouble is, it’s a wise man who knows his father. Questions of Hawke’s paternity haunt his relationships as he fights to resolve his heartache.
Finding ways to survive a medical trauma and burgeoning financial stress is the least of their worries. In desperation, Fred and Hawke embark on white-collar crime as the twists of fate pit hearts against heads to find solutions for them all.
Fred’s resentment and jealously deepen as he sets up a plan for revenge. Will his cunning deception rupture them apart?
Read In the Deep End – Book One, in this series to maximise your enjoyment of this fascinating contemporary novel.
A short 21-page story based on the reality faced by many voiceless women. This contemporary fiction is based on true stories accumulated over the years. Some don't believe these victims, but here is a riviting story about betrayal and revenge, with a twist, and a happy ending!