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I live in Switzerland with my wife and my son in a picturesque village that lies between a lake and the mountains.
I got a degree in mathematics at 20, then turned to teaching English as a foreign language, which I did in France and Switzerland for some 15 years. I attended fine arts school studying cinema and video, and went on to make art videos and a number of short TV programmes. More recently I have had several photo exhibitions.
Most of my time is now given over to writing fantasy novels. I write mainly in English although I am fluent in French and get along OK in German. I have completed eight books, three of which have been published by Secret Paths Editions: The Reaches and The Keeper’s Daughter, the first two books of The Storytelle...more


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Just received the proof of my new novel In Search of Lost Girlsfrom Createspace. It took only two days to get here. It is seen in the photo above with Boy and Girl, of which it is the sequel.

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Boy & Girl
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The Reaches (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: Book 1 of The Storyteller's Quest The quiet town of Avan with its port, its provincial university and its conservative seafaring folk would hardly be the place you'd expect to run into an adventure and frankly neither Brent nor Sally nor Keira were going out of their way to have one. At least nothing more than the occasional torrid love affair and the awkward self-questioning typical of many young adults like themselves. Sally was finishing her studies in the Theosophy Department of the University hoping to become Professor Rafter's assistant. Keira, Sally's best friend and lover, was a young librarian who occasionally sang in a popular folk group. And Brent was a would-be writer who couldn't quite get his act together. When he wasn't exploring his dreams, he spent hours wandering the streets and lanes in and around the town in search of inspiration. Yet unbeknown to them forces had long been at work that would throw them together in a series of adventures that were going to tax them to the extreme forcing them to discover gifts and to develop abilities that went way beyond what would seem possible. Their's would be a voyage from the real world to the realm of dreams and on into another world called the Reaches that at first sight looked deceptively like their own. http://secret-paths.com

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“Writing a story about a place calls that world into existence. Sometimes, as the author, you accompany it for a while. But even as you write, the characters have minds of their own.”
Alan McCluskey, Boy & Girl

“When the battle is over, the winners find it very hard not to pursue their violence. If you are strong enough to hold violence, you are strong enough to hold true to your pact. Then you have more moral fiber than most adults. Free will is one of the pillars of being human.”
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“But if you stray too far on the side of distance and strictness, you end up hard and unapproachable. So you need to be open to unexpected things and you need to be accessible to those people who are honest and forthright with you, especially if they take risks trying to do what their heart dictates.”
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