I lived in Cornwall, studied Mining Engineering in Cornwall and married a girl from Cornwall, so the county is in my blood. An early interest in writing was put on the back-burner during 17 years working in Africa and then 23 years as a consultant. Having retired from a career of technical writing, I wanted to re-kindle (no pun intended) my interest in creative writing. A visit to Porthcurno Telegraph Museum was the catalyst. The beautiful location, the amazing history and the key strategic nature of the Telegraph Station in WWII were the ingredients for realising the long-held dream of writing a novel which was published in October 2015.
If you enjoyed my book, Break in Communication, it would be great to hear your thoughts. Please get in contact!
The writing of my second novel The Forbidden Zone is underway. It's a WW2 thriller based on the scramble for smuggled and illicitly mined diamonds from Africa. Diamonds were essential for the manufacture of armaments for the Allies and Germans.
My first military history book, Mud, Blood and Bayonet was published on 1st January 2018. It is a battle history of the 6th Dorsetshire Regiment in 1918, the Regiment my Grandfather Herman Alfred Pike fought with.