During my working years I was a lawyer, law professor, and judge. I wrote skips full of non-fiction, including a casebook on Contracts, a primer on examination writing, and hundreds of decisions and orders in the lawsuits over which I presided. All this was good exercise, but did not permit me pursue fiction, my unrequited first love.
Since retiring I have pursued creative writing without having to organize things around a court calendar. This has been liberating. I have had three short pieces published to date (December 2014) and usually have several others looking for a home. I am working on my first novel, North Coast, the story of Diana ‘Di’ Riley, a police officer in the California Highway Patrol.
As a cyclist I have enjoyed a lifetime of adventures, taking my first open road cycling trip when I was 10 years old, an overnight camping foray to Doheny State Beach in Southern California. Since then I have ridden thousands of miles in North America and Ireland, usually accompanied by one or more of my children, another family member, or friend.
I live by myself in a chalet overlooking the Celtic Sea. If you want to know more about me, read my stories and blogs. No writer has many secrets.