Born in Halifax, W.Yorkshire (UK), 1949.
Retired 2007. Now spend part of each year living in the UK and Spain.
took up writing after retiring.
My Book: JIMMY MACK (Some Kind of Wonderful)
Published by Feed A read
2017 27 09
The drug fuelled all-night Mod dance scene of the Sixties is the backdrop to a secret love. Soul music the soundtrack to this intense love affair. You're never too young to fall in love. Some things are just meant to be. A wink outside church one Sunday brings Fiona "Effy" Halloran into James "Mack" MacKinnon's life. It's 1964 in the West Riding of Yorkshire For the two fifteen year olds the next two years will prove a test of their love and devotion to one another. Growing up is never easy, nor is being young and in love. When Effy's sister Caitlin becomes pregnant by Mack's brother the lives of their families collide. Dealing with a feuding family, itself divided by religious zeal, becomes a serious obstacle for the young lovers. Separated by circumstances can their love for one another survive?Over time Mack and Effy learn the truth about their respective families because secrets never stay secret forever. "Jimmy Mack - Some Kind of Wonderful" is the first of a series of novels set in Bradford and Halifax between 1964 and 1969 involving the twosome and their friends. Parallel interweaving novels in the same time period are in the process of being written.
Retired. Writing novels set in the Sixties with themes emphasising the nature of identity.
Interests: The Sixties, Classic to Contemporary Soul Music, Jazz, The Mod Subculture, Existentialist writings, Movies and Books that take my interest. Photography.