Wednesday, 26 February 2014


I have always loved the flair and style of Portugal's ace footballer Luis Figo and have used him as the inspiration for many of my heroes.  For the controversial PLAYBOY SHEIKH AND THE VIRGIN STABLE-GIRL, he was the template for the deliciously wicked Prince Kaliq.  You can see why, can't you?

Sportsmen and women are easy to admire….all that talent and discipline make for a potent combination.  Who is your particular favourite, and why?

Tuesday, 25 February 2014


….wants me to show his picture.  So here it its!

Sometimes book covers are a million miles away from how you imagined the characters to be - and sometimes they are spot-on - like this one.  This IS Gabe Steel.  Every steely, honed, hard and muscular pore of him.
Princess Leila in her wedding dress is pretty accurate, too (she rejected white, in order to wear cobalt blue.  Felt that the virginal colour would be a mockery!).  The only thing missing are the crimson roses she carried…

SHAMED IN THE SANDS is out right now in the UK and North America 

Sunday, 2 February 2014


Want to write a novel which sells?
To be inspired by mountains and Central Casting cities, and delicious food?
Would you like to step off a plane, knowing you won't have to worry about a thing - except soaking up the atmosphere and creating a story?

Then what are you waiting for?
There are still a few places left on my May 2014 Tuscan writing course.  Come and join the band of rapidly growing published authors who have attended in previous years, and have yourself the experience of a lifetime… 
You can find details here:
A presto!