I owe my life to Hitler, though I never met the man. My father was paid to stop Hitler, so there is no conflict of interest. I was given a thunk on the back o' the head by God when I was fifteen, and within a week began to write. I haven't stopped. My first novel was accepted 'over the transom'. My first editor/author luncheon in New York included a naked man with roller skates at the next table. For the sake of research I have lain on Kafka's grave, but I did not weep. I wish upon my own gravestone the phrase "Thank God He Didn't Die A Virgin". There is truth in every truth - so watch out.
My published novels include the popular fantasy A Lost Tale and the thriller The Bonner Deception. I also have two editions of humorous and spiritual short stories, The Elephant Talks to God, which are appreciated by both young and old.
My manuscripts range from stories about unicorns and druids in the 'Passing Through Trilogy' to the 9/11 destruction of New York. I have filled in the missing diaries of Franz Kafka; recounted the first person dementia of a serial killer; explored the outrageous lifestyle of the famous; and listened in while an elephant and God converse. I currently switch my attention between the saga of a family of onion farmers, from Fourth century Italy to the present day, and a contemporary NATO thriller.
I live in Canada and make Nova Scotia my home.
I prefer to travel by train, but embrace the computer age with passion. I am always on the hunt for unique onion recipes.
My first major influence was P.G. Wodehouse (though my humour has broadened). Then there is Franz Kafka (though my reality is narrower).
CRY ME NO TEARS - a trilogy following a family of onion farmers through the centuries as they become an international Food Conglomerate. The first part, set in 4th Century Italy, is complete. The second part, CHINA LILY, is in its last quarter.
Goose Lane Editions
St. Martin's Press
W.H. Allen Publisher
Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.P.A.
the other side
Removing unnecessary 'ands' and 'thats' from sentences.
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