I wanted to write novels since my teenage days, but like many people I pursued a career, in my case including private and government sectors, social and market research, marketing and business development.
When I started No Remorse in my spare time, I was Queensland Director of a national market research agency. I had also some years earlier co-authored and edited two published books on small business. Creative writing, I discovered, is an entirely different beast. I found that it helps to seek advice early, particularly after my first draft eight months later was just under 300,000 words. I attended writers’ boot camps, courses, read lots of books about writing fiction, talked to other writers and got myself a professional editor.
Three years later I was ready to seek a publisher. However, the publishing industry was in a desperate struggle for survival, with e-books and Amazon causing severe disruption, and many publishers were not interested in new authors. So I chose to self-publish. I received excellent reviews and in June 2013 was awarded the Mystery/Suspense category prize in the Indie Reader Discovery Awards for No Remorse.
I hope you enjoy No Remorse and come back again for my next book. In my spare time I also enjoy painting and golf. I also offer my services as an editor and copywriter.