I love writing books that challenge preconceptions. When I read, I want to be entertained but also learn something new and be intrigued. When I finish reading a good book, it stays with me for days. That's what I call an excellent book!
My first creative, non-fiction novel No Ordinary Man, does exactly that. With 5-Star reviews and positive emails, this new book delivers fascination and intrigue. Many readers have told me they didn't expect to be so absorbed in the story and couldn't put it down.
I was born in New Zealand and lived in South Africa during the turbulent 1980's. Originally, I enjoyed a successful career as a newspaper and magazine journalist before returning home to Auckland in 1994. Recently, I took a two-year sabbatical to research and write this first book, based on the true story of an ANZAC soldiers' struggle with his sexual identity.
My second book, In the Deep End, is contemporary fiction and explores the taboo subject of polyandry. This narrative delves into the complexities of marriage and navigates the love bonds between two married couples. This riveting story challenges social convention.
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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.