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Born in England and raised in Wales, I started my working life on a farm in the glorious rural Welsh countryside.  I retrained to become an IT Consultant and having spent thousands on Microsoft, CompTIA and Cisco qualifications; I also obtained a contract to run and teach at a Cisco Academy in England.  After this, I became a small business IT Advisor for WCBC and the Welsh Government.  As this funding dried up, I retrained as a Business Advisor and have since helped thousands of people start up their own businesses.

In my leisure time, I work my way through a comprehensive bucket list with my wife, Cath. This has caused us great delight as we have attended various courses and fun days out, such as beekeeping, pottery making, stained glass making, painting course, cooking courses, hawk walks, animal experiences, quad biking, gorge walking and much more. Our favourite one is learning to dance. This activity has remained with us and will hopefully do so for the rest of our lives. We can do a reasonable Waltz, collapse in laughter trying the Viennese Waltz, but it is the 1920’s Lindy Hop that we have fallen in love with. After three years of dancing, we still attend regular dance classes and events.

Strangely, for an ex-geek, my favourite gadget is my Italian Marcato pasta machine. I love real, unprocessed food and my freshly made pasta with a home cooked sauce is amazing.

I have always enjoyed reading, and in my early teenage years, I read authors ranging from Harry Harrison to HG Wells. Later in life, I turned to thriller writers such as the 3 C’s; Clancy, Cussler and Child. Also, I will always have a Pratchett book on my phone for light reading. His imagination was and always will be, inspiring. I have wanted to write the Mineran Series for several years prior to actually starting and with the encouragement from Cath, who has suffered my many varied, imaginative pranks over the years, I have begun.






and the Demon’s Knight

The wizard, known simply as Jarrod, has been living covertly amongst humans for over a decade. As a Professor at the University of Magic on his own planet, Prushal, he is ostensibly on Earth to research humanity’s ancient magic. But the university’s council no longer trust his motives and want him back.

Jarrod’s peaceful guise as an expert in historical artefacts is shattered as he becomes embroiled in a series of gruesome demonic murders where he becomes the prime suspect. With pressure mounting, he doesn’t have much time to confront the demon’s knight, and clear his name. An unlikely alliance forms between Jarrod and Detective Widcombe as she and the wizard work to uncover the real murderer and the evil he is unleashing on mankind.

ISBN: 9781913091262
FORMAT: Paperback & Ebook

Mineran Influence

Sam, an ex-soldier who is trying to rediscover himself after twenty years of service, unwittingly stumbles upon a mysterious alien presence in rural Wales. He is drawn into a tangled web of intrigue, pitting him against forces bent on destruction and putting his life in peril. Feeling mentally eroded by his time in the army and having worked hard to overcome this, he is thrust upon an alien journey that will change his life and beliefs in a profound way.

Claims of benevolence are only the beginning of the mysteries he’ll have to unravel as doubt and mistrust haunt him. He will have to form unlikely alliances in order to fathom the mysteries at the secret Mineran enclave, where intrigue, deception and imminent danger reside.

ASIN: 1540536785
ISBN: 9781540536785
FORMAT: Paperback & Ebook

Mineran Conflict

Sam Shepard having survived various attempts on his life enlists with the Minerans to become a Special Operative, a clandestine arm of the Universe Police.

Having recently qualified with the Minerans to become a special operative, Sam is sent on his first mission. Not back to Earth as he had hoped for; he is secretly sent to planet Iapreetek to keep him hidden from the elusive traitor and safe from further assassination attempts. The Universal Policing action that the Minerans have been instructed to perform are on a civilised but easily forgettable planet that is ravaged by organised crime. The mission has unexpected and far-reaching consequences that they never expected, taking Sam off-world and putting his life in more danger than ever before. In the meantime, Emliton investigates similarities in recent border attacks to the one that caused his breakdown all those years ago, and the Doctor is mysteriously recalled back to planet Preialei.

ASIN: 154246255X
ISBN: 9781542462556
FORMAT: Paperback & Ebook

Mineran Assault

Sam Shepard must escape! Having been kidnapped and incarcerated, Sam faces a struggle to stay alive. He knows he must overcome adversity and thwart his captor’s plans. Elsewhere, the Inner Sphere Parliament of Aligned Worlds (ISPAW) is in turmoil; their nemesis has struck once more. Sam’s friends endeavour to locate and rescue him while struggling to uncover the identity of the Mineran traitor.

ASIN: 1976587956
ISBN: 9781976587955
FORMAT: Paperback & Ebook

Mineran Pursuit

War is raging throughout the Sphere and alliances between the worlds of ISPAW are fracturing. Sam returns home to Earth; he must locate the missing Dia Kuklos and once there, pursue and destroy ISPAW’s nemesis.This mission tests the mettle of Sam and his friends, straining friendships and putting them once again, in grave peril. Forced to make new alliances, it is not always clear who is friend and foe. The team uncover more information about the Alien presence on Earth and their dramatic influences on humanity’s development over the centuries.Can Sam, Erebos and Apate survive the perilous assignment? One that takes them from the depths of Earth’s oceans to beyond the Sphere of ISPAW’s influence as they search for the elusive and savage Horcusal?

ISBN: 9781724654915
FORMAT: Paperback & Ebook

Mineran Resolve

Dark forces move against the aligned planets, their nemesis threatens the existence of every lifeform within the Sphere. Amidst the chaos Sam and his friends are sent out to locate the source of the hostilities and ultimately, to find a resolution to the conflict by any means necessary.

ASIN: 1540536785
ISBN: 9781540536785
FORMAT: Paperback & Ebook

Emily and her Mums

Emily’s First Pet

In the first book of the ‘Emily and her Mums’ series, ‘Emily’s First Pet’ is about Emily’s imagination running wild as she chooses which pet to have. This book is available in English and Welsh.

ISBN: 9781913091255
FORMAT: Paperback & Ebook



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TLB TV – About ‘Mineran Assault’ and ‘Emily’s First Pet’

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