Born 1954 in Pontypridd, South Wales. Currently living in (the original) Washington in North East England.
I have written for most of my adult life and published works include poems and short stories. I have also written a stage play and a screenplay (which received development funding from Northern Film & Media and was longlisted for an Orange prize in 2000).
The Slipkin Papers is my first novel and started out from the most unlikely premise I could come up with at the time. I had no idea where it was going to take me, but I enjoyed the journey.
The Slipkin Papers
An exploration of the nature of reality involving sex, death, royalty, undead dictators, cake and a penguin.
Eric Slipkin is a quite ordinary young man, apart from two things. His day job involves retrieving mysterious animals from the homes of clergymen and occasionally he succumbs to irresistible urges. to deliver cake to distant locations.
While on one of these inexplicable cake deliveries Slipkin’s car leaves the road and takes him on a surprising journey, during which he becomes very rich, acquires a rather unusual girlfriend and discovers more about time, space and the personal lives of a lot of people, both funny and infamous, than he can possibly understand. Oh, and he also meets the man who killed Glenn Miller.
Strange. But true?