About

Where I am

The map shows the Forest of Dean in England, where the novels are set. Although I don't live in the Forest, I live next to it.

My pagan blog
I'm not very good at keeping up with blogs, but there's a few interesting entries here.
My writing blog
This is usually moans about computers or self publishing
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About me
"I'm a Heathen by conviction, all things German I've a fix on..." to quote one of my songs. Like Isolde, the heroine of my books, I'm Heathen/Asatru by religion. The religion and its tenets motivate Isolde and permeate the werewolf culture in the books. Though it's not alone - I'm happy to bring a whole range of other pre-Christian pagan religions and cultures into the 21st century. And all sorts of folklore. Maybe haunting the 'mythology' section of my local library as a child finally paid off.

There's also magic in the books. Yes, I hold my hands up: I'm writing what I know about. Though, as the books are fantasies, don't expect everything that happens in the books to be possible in real life! Much of the real life magic comes through as attitudes and rules. Things such as proportionality, kickback and 'a gift for a gift' when asking for help.

As to the rest: during a long career in a government department I did all sort of things. Isolde's contacts with government and her actions as a union officer for AWE, are all based on real life experience. As are the investigation techniques. I spent a large chunk of that career in investigation work, and ended it by trying to turn graduates into investigators.