Welcome to my world. A world where fantasy, magic and my take on history, mix with my friends, for the characters in my books are my friends.
I have a passion for ancient Egypt, so much so that when I visit any tomb or temple they have a way of speaking to me. It is as though they cannot wait to tell me their stories. I am not talking about history but of fantastic stories, some of which I have already weaved into my books.
Many temples, tombs and ancient sites – frequently well off any tourist trail – have drawn me back time and time again. Sitting at the very bottom of an ancient tomb, drinking tea with the gaffirs - the the guards the of ancient sites - is a very special way to connect with ancient Egypt. Their jobs have been handed down from father to son, so they can, and do, tell some great stories from earlier times.
I have been fortunate to have be given an insight into this most ancient country, one which most foreigners could only ever dream of. Ideas for my first Egyptian Adventures of Kathryn Black book took form over many years. Thankfully, each book now only takes me around a year to write.
As an author, artist and photographer – as well as an enthusiastic amateur Egyptologist – my love of both storytelling and Egypt are the driving force behind my writing. No longer living in Egypt, my lovely wife and I now live in Germany. We live in a magical wooden house on a moor - Devil's Moor to be precise. My love of Egypt most certainly has not faded, though I can see a new series beginning to evolve. I will continue to combine humour, suspense and wit with action, adventure and ancients, not to mention the odd glass of red wine!
I can only hope that you enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoy writing them.