Born in Forres in Morayshire Scotland on Christmas Day 1956 i lived there until 1966, a rich and happy childhood spent with 3 Brothers and 2 Sisters. My favourite memories are of the time the family spent with our cousins, the adventures and the happiness you only find in the innocence of youth.
In 1966 the Family moved to Kelso in Roxburghshire near the border with England, and i fumbled my way through the early teens whilst failing badly at school. I worked as an apprentice butcher but i knew there was no future for me in that, so i joined the British Army at 17. That was, despite everything the decision that turned my life, i got an education, learned discipline and became responsible for my actions, in short they made me a man. 18 years service had a severe Physical and Mental impact on my health and these are the source of the emotions i have used in my writings, there are some very raw emotions to face in my trilogy but i make no apology for being honest.