I spent my childhood in Lincolnshire and went to Art College in Leicester before moving to Sussex, where I still live.
I am passionate about the seventeenth century and I have written several stories based around actual events of the period, set in both England and France, and following the lives of some of the same characters.
My first novels,’ Designs of a Gentleman – The Early Years’ and ‘Designs of a Gentleman – The Darker Years’, were published by Sacristy Press in October 2014 and were launched at the Durham Book Festival. My sequel, ‘High Heatherton’, was published by Troubador in April 2016, and my latest book, ‘The Orange Autumn’, set at the time of the Glorious Revolution of 1688, was published by Troubador in April of this year.
I found a lot of my inspiration in my visits to Paris and Versailles, which gave me a great insight into one of my heroes, Louis XlV, as well as a passion for gardens and gardening! I also like to paint, enjoy boating on the French canals and scuba diving in the Red Sea. I have helped on a local archaeological dig and enjoy exploring the ancient landscapes of Britain as well as following Native American trails in the deserts of southwest U.S.A.
I shall be signing copies a of my latest Philip Devalle adventure ‘The Distant Hills’, at Eastbourne Waterstones on January 19th 2019, between 2 – 4pm
This was published in June by Troubador
I am taking part in The Southern Book Show at Worthing on Sunday 28th October between 10 – 4 pm, where you will be able to see all five of my books.
I will also be part of the Brighton and Hove Christmas Fayre, to be held at the Open Market, in Brighton, on Saturday 24th November, between 10 – 4 pm
Would love to meet you at any of these events!