I’m drawn to the genres of adventure, romance, and ghost stories. My influences range from Daniel Defoe to M.R. James, and just about everyone in between. I am passionate about sailing, history (especially 17th and 18th century) and travel, which always tend to work their way into my projects.
Some of my favorite authors: J.R.R.Tolkien, Arthur Conan Doyle, Daniel Defoe, M. R. James, Vladimir Nabokov, Anthony Trollope, C. S. Lewis, Robert Aickmann, Bram Stoker, Steven Millhauser and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Just discovered: Hilary Mantel, a writer of astonishing ability and one who is becoming a huge influence on my writing.
Some of my favorite movies: Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr. version), Lord of the Rings, The Avengers, Shadow of a Vampire, Dracula (1979 version), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Master and Commander, Pirates of the Caribbean (pride of place going to The Curse of the Black Pearl), and anything Jaques Tati or Buster Keaton ever made.
I'm in the process of moving my stories to lj. I write for Pirates of the Caribbean, primarily in the genres of adventure and romance.