Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I was born in Nottingham City, United Kingdom to Irish parents. After a formal education I entered the Civil Service for a number of years until I wrote my first novel. Previously I have had my poetry and short stories published in a variety of magazines and anthologies. I have travelled extensively and enjoy exploring far away places. My life long interests include history, science, philosophy, travel, poetry, films, art. My favourite city is currently Hong Kong. I am also studying Mandarin prior to a visit to mainland China. I have written a seven book science fiction anthology plus two collections of poetry.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The Genesis Equation – I am inspired by the questions about life and our place in the universe. I write to explore the mysteries which continue to lure the speculative mind into the realms of science fiction. The concept of creation continues to inspire me to explore countless possibilities. We live in a world where science fiction rapidly becomes science fact – that alone is a reason to create a fictional universe.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I write something every single day regardless of inspiration.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Vernor Vinge, Robert Heinlein, Frank Herbert, Michael Coney.
Greek philosophy, poems of Arthur Rimbaud, Homer, Shakespeare.
What are you working on now?
A contemporary sci-fi novel set in Hong Kong.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write every single day.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Write something every day in order to perfect your art.
What are you reading now?
History of Modern China.
What’s next for you as a writer?
A new series of books based in Asia.
What is your favorite book of all time?
A Fire Upon The Depp by Vernor Vinge