I grew up in a small seaside town on the south coast of England, when it was still possible to have ‘Stand by Me’ days. So, I have to say my childhood was idyllic. My father’s death when I was eleven was less so, but the attitude at the time was, ‘life happens, get on with it’. And, I have to say, that suited me. I wouldn’t want it thought that it scarred me for life – informed my life would be more apt. It’s also where I met my wife when we were seventeen – and again when we were twenty-one – and where we raised two children. I’ve worked most of my life in Sales, which I generally disliked, but it was a good way to fund a writing habit, and also a six year degree in psychology, chosen for the way it would help my writing rather than my work. I had to give up working in Sales a few years ago when I had a kidney transplant and I now work as a Data Manager in Clinical Research.
So, what have you written?
The Collection of Heng Souk is about the impact of war on three men. It’s partly set during Vietnam, but it could be about any conflict at any time. The primary character is Ephraim Luther a US POW forced to keep a journal of his captivity and who challenges his interrogator, Heng Souk to consider the inhumanity of his behavior. The third man is Thomas Allen and who lives in the here and now. At his father’s funeral, Thomas learns his real father was a USAF pilot who never returned from the war. His journey leads him to the now elderly Souk and his niece Sun who has the journal and which details the fate of his real father.
Where can we buy or see your work?
All my released work is currently only available on Amazon. That may change as I learn more about this e-world.
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