I call myself an automotive service manager by day job, a writer by soul, and know that during this lifetime I was meant to be a writer. I have completed three novels and am currently working on two others.
Among my writing credits are three short stories published in the Gibbons Guardian Newspaper, two in ‘Into the Labyrinth: A Worship of Writers’ and others in the RD Lawrence Literary Anthology, Lies With The Occasional Truth and New Writer magazine. I was a winner in the John Galbraith Short Story Contest and I’ve had letters of merit in the Global Short Story Contest, the Mere Literary Festival. I’ve had stories short-listed in the Surrey Writers Contest and the Bluelines Contest. My Novel, Seeds Of Ascension, short listed in Brigids Fire Contest. My novel, Raven’s Lament (formerly Windsong) was a semi-finalist in the Booklands 2006 Literary Aid Novel Contest, the 2000 Chapters Novel Contest and runner-up in the New Zealand 2002 First Page Novel Writers Contest.
At fifty I am blessed with two children, two loopy cats and a bonkers-mad English wife. My zest for life, the environment, and the little muses that won’t let my pencil keep still, spring from my mother’s Hungarian ancestry. It’s the Gypsy blood, I say, which drives my wife crazy when I leave our bed in the middle of the night to pound out some sort of literary induced brilliance. “Here we go again, the next War and Peace,” she moans, only to realize it’s either gibberish or there’s no lead in my pencil.
I can usually be found puttering around the yard of our heritage Chilliwack, British Columbia home, talking inanely to the squirrels or wondering how you can plant a dozen flower seeds and get five thousand weeds. I love getting up early in the morning to write, knowing it’s just me, the pencil, and my imagination.