It's the 1980's, South Africa is like a lion awakening. The winds of change are starting to blow. The government, a white majority, is struggling to hold onto its power. The British know that there will be change, Archie Mellor is the man to take in an SAS task force and make it happen.
A light breeze, the beginnings of the winds of change becomes a WINDSTORM. Dogged by problems, military presence and eventually betrayal, the team risk everything to carry out their mission. Archie Mellor has only one thought, complete the mission and return home to his Scottish pub and dog.....
I was born in Norwich but only lived there for the first 2 years of my life. My father went to the Dominion of South Africa and then the British Government sent him north, to the newly formed Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland where I grew up. I trained in forensics and to fly a helicopter. As a child and teenager I frequently got into trouble, sometimes life threatening. I worked as junior warden/ranger in several game reserves. My story is told in 'LET SLEEPING LIONS LIE...' and its sequel 'WILD GRASS' - in there you'll read about the time I nearly lost my life when confronted by angry CAPE BUFFALO and the time my friends panicked and left me deep down in a cave with some dead bodies. Oh there were so many - don't get me started! You read the books! I've been writing for about 30 years and cover a wide spectrum from highly technical books on specialist telecommunications to slushy poetry. I once worked for the British Government 1976 - 1991 and my writing reflects that knowledge.
FORBIDDEN THRONE Published April 22, 2012
Love Always Wins Published February 11, 2012
Let Sleeping Lions Lie.... Memories of a Colonial Boy Published November 03, 2011
WILD GRASS Memoirs of a colonial boy - Part 2 Published September 17, 2011