I live in a small Scottish seaside town and spend most of my time either writing, reading or working on my computers.
After a social work career I retired early to indulge in my passion of writing. I write contemporary and historical crime thrillers. My readers term them dark and scary, although I never think they are all that scary. Maybe I've developed an immunity.
I won the Dundee International Book Prize in 2009 with my first crime novel, Dead Wood. It was published by Polygon and was so successful the first print run sold out within four months. Since then I have published a further two contemporary crime novels, Night Watcher and Missing Believed Dead, in the same series - The Dundee Crime Series. I have also published a historical crime novel, The Death Game, the first of a new series, the Kirsty Campbell Mysteries, and a non-fiction book Crime Fiction and the Indie Contribution.
I also write short stories and historical articles which are published in the UK and the US. I am currently working on a further two crime novels.
I am fascinated by electronic gadgets of all types and descriptions, and am never happier than when experimenting with new hardware and software. I designed and put up my own web site and I build computers in my spare time. I suppose you could call me a techno-geek.