In my former life I was an actuary with three decades of global management experience. I like to think those years make good fodder for my writing and perhaps that’s partly true, but the reality is that I came to the writing gig late. Now aged 62, I’m working harder than ever and enjoying doing what I wish I’d done from the start.
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 also love modern film, and I’m still current with, and excited by, rock music. My wife and I hike often, our adventures ranging from day walks, through pub-to-pub multiday rambles, to camping and carrying packs into remote territory. We are ardent birdwatchers; like Jonathan Franzen, I use birding as my conduit to nature. An activist in several periods of my life, my current interest, albeit swamped by work, is climate change. I jog and cycle.