About me

I live in the middle of rural Suffolk, UK; I’m currently owned by a small, slinky black cat.

In my spare time, I’m an amateur historian/archaeologist, and in non-work daylight hours am usually out on a field somewhere with a metal detector and/or a trowel. I’ve added quite a few things to the Heritage England Record and the Portable Antiquities Scheme; but what really fascinates me is the stories behind the artefacts.

My first historical novel is about the story of a local boy made good – Wimer the Chaplain was born in Dodnash in Suffolk of a poor Saxon family, but made it to be a confidant of Henry ll, holding down the job of High Sheriff for all Norfolk and Suffolk. Then he gave it all up and came home to found a Priory… finding the original site of that Priory (not where it’s shown on the map) is still one of my proudest discoveries. I hope to release the novel towards the end of 2017!

I also have a series of children’s short stories about Henry Baker, a boy who finds a magic pencil on the way to school – I have no idea where these come from, but I enjoy writing them 🙂

I hope you find as much pleasure in my books as I get from creating them. My Amazon.com web page is here:

Find out more about me at Smashwords.

Another archaeology-related hobby is jewellery-making. I find some truly beautiful flints, which make lovely necklaces; and I’ve discovered that copper coins too worn to be identified take enamel very well. I have great fun in my Etsy shop! https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MagpiesRevenge

Thanks for reading!

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