About the author
"I've been writing all my life, both at work or play. Before publishing Alice Falls Again, Once upon a Wonderland and the Worlds Apart series, I co-authored a best-selling series of schoolbooks and co-produced Future Histories, a collection of science fiction stories (foreword by Arthur C Clarke and Nicholas Negroponte) for limited distribution.
"Now, having dived headfirst into my own personal rabbit hole at the tail end of a career in corporate communications and sustainability, I am pursuing a lifelong dream, writing fantasy. Rather like Alice, I find myself drawn to the curious, the fantastic and the peculiar. So it made sense to make Alice Falls Again my first novel to reach the finishing line in 2018. This was joined by a second Wonderland story - Once upon a Wonderland - in 2023.
"Created over several decades, the Worlds Apart saga has been a long-term outlet for an over-active imagination and a much-needed contrast to a career in business – escapism and therapy rolled into one. For this reason, I have a deep connection with this story, which was published in 2021. So much so, that I have seen dreams about the characters, a couple of which have persuaded me to start on a third book.
"The fictitious characters and events in my books have no doubt drawn on my own life experiences and exposure to the vast array of cultures, personalities and incidents that I've come across. Born in London, I grew up on the south coast of England and, apart from a few years in China, I have spent the second half of my life mostly in Finland. As well as reading, writing and sport, my interests include collecting first edition children’s books. Among the current list are Peter Pan, the entire Narnia series and Grimm's Fairy Tales (a first-edition Alice in Wonderland eludes me, but I have an 1869 edition, which is pretty close).
"My main motivation for writing is simply the joy I get from creating fantasy adventures. However, when publishing and sharing my books with a wider audience, it's undeniably a great feeling to hear that someone has read and enjoyed a story. People are different and it's fascinating to hear what people's take-aways are."
I’d also love to hear your feedback or comments on the books, if only to tell me that you fell asleep at page seven! Drop me a line!
ALICE FALLS AGAIN