simon 2By the age of sixteen I had decided to become a writer, inspired by the short stories of Ernest Hemingway. Along the way, I became an existentialist, anarchist,  rock musician, Trotskyist, student, lecturer, author and artist. However, I have taken a long time to become an author and artist, but it means the craziness of my early life, is a rich pool to draw on when writing creatively. And it has lead to publishing my first novel a few years ago, Zombie Park, loosely based on my experience as a psychiatric nurse in the 1980s.

I have now completed my second novel, The dead hand of Dominique, a dark, witty and gritty, noir crime thriller. Told from the viewpoint of career villain Steven Mason, a morally ambiguous working-class Ripley, he narrates the search for his boss’s missing girlfriend Dominique. Only this time he knows that things are going to be different, when he finds a severed hand in Mickey Finn’s old fridge. And hopefully, dear readers, the book will be available towards the end of this year.

My artwork, which is slowly emerging, is simple in form, structure and dimension, using geometric designs and blocks of colour. There are a few samples if you click on the artwork page.

Thanks for visiting.

Zombie Park

 

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