The author has lived in East Anglia for over 30 years and had a career in banking, including Head Office finance function. He is married, and has two sons and two grandchildren. He says writing and research has provided a rich vein of human contact with a generous spirit shown by all to talk and to share. Other than writing, his interests include gardening, family history, walking, watching sport, code-breakers of Bletchley Park, economics, music, art and reading--favourite topics: real-life exploits (especially at sea), war stories (particularly POW escapes) and amusing fiction. But, he says, family always comes first.