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In my former life I was an actuary with three decades of global management experience, every year serving as fertile writing fodder. My first two books—Deadly Investment and Deadly Day Trading—in a crime fiction series feature on this website (keep an eye out for Gentle & Tusk #3!). Both a mystery novelist and a technology history writer, my current project is a global history of nuclear power reactors, to be published in 2024.

Take a look at my online newsletter/blog publications including Read Listen Watch, a capacious review site covering books, albums, and movies/series. A newer blog, curating book and movie choices for your delectation, is On Screen On Page. The preparatory blog/newsletter for my upcoming book, comprising offcuts and snippets from my nuclear reactor history research, is Nuclear Power History. My new public writer’s journal, Looming Void, centered on daily work and life in the Anthropocene, is worth subscribing to.

Writing provides much of the meaning in my life but I chase a number of dreams. I am an ardent reader in a wide variety of book genres. I get excited by modern film and am still current with, and thrilled by, rock music. My wife and I hike often, our adventures ranging from day walks, through pub-to-pub multiday rambles, to camping and hefting backpacks into remote territory. We’re ardent birdwatchers; like Jonathan Franzen, I use birding as my conduit to nature. Grandparenting seven livewires aged five and under is a constant joy. An activist in several periods of my life, I’vs been an Extinction Rebellion arrestee in support of my current preoccupation: the climate crisis. Philosophically, I am a rational humanist. I jog.

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