Established and multiple-award-winning freelance writer working in a variety of fields using either the spoken or written word, in media as varied as films, books, videos and radio.
One feature-length screenplay – Treason, a true historical drama set in the early 17th century – is being marketed by a producer associated with “The King’s Speech”. A second, The Tinman, is being moved towards production by the great-grandson of the central character. Four others, as well as four fictional pieces and a full-length stage play, are under consideration by others in the US and UK.
Broadcast credits include BBC domestic and World services, as well as radio stations in several other countries, including separate productions of scripts in South Africa, Australia, Canada and Germany. Most recent broadcasts are this year. Member of the Board of Advisors of the World Media Festival in Hamburg, and former Board member at the US International Film and Video Festival in Los Angeles.
Following the publication of "A Traveller's Notebook", a companion volume has been completed.
- Drama writing, especially film and radio.
- Scripting videos for marketing, training, PR, internal communication and public information purposes - some 350 to date, in both dialogue and voiceover formats, for clients in nine countries.
- Researching and writing factual material for educational or documentary use - includes interviewing, to-camera presentation and voiceover. Danish maritime-history drama-documentary for TV in three countries won Gold at the 2012 WorldMediaFestival, the sixteenth international award won. Another Gold in another year was a training film drama made for the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School of the British Army.
Unique traits: Speak German, as well as - of course - English.
Treason Historical The extraordinary true story of what religious terrorists planned to be the most spectacular political assassination of all time, the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, where the core of the plan was to blow up the King and his entire government in Parliament in London - and only one man can stop them.
Absolute Discretion Crime In the quiet English countryside of 1873, an enigmatic university student arrives at Langston Park House ostensibly to research the family history of a noble line – and becomes the catalyst for a chain of events in which mysteries are solved, secrets uncovered, and several people led to their deaths.
The Raven Flights Action The flights of a pilot and her ex-World-War-One-aviator employee take them to the seemingly-quiet 1936 English countryside and then the uneasy German-Czech frontier, where they have to handle any amount of trouble, from espionage to arson and murder, and from armed ambush to a daring rescue.
The Man Called Krivitsky Drama A high-ranking Russian spymaster, already a marked man for defecting to the West in the late 1930s, puts his life even further at risk by telling the American and British security services about the traitors in their midst – because some of the biggest fish, such as Guy Burgess and the other Cambridge Spies, escape the net.
Williamsburg at War Drama Despite inept Union generalship and astute Confederate defending, Williamsburg, Virginia, is eventually overrun and occupied in the US Civil War, putting the women there into the role of nurses – leading not only to lives being saved but also to love blossoming, and even to the re-kindling of a friendship across the North/South divide.
Revolution Historical Succeeding to the throne of England in 1685, the King is keen to turn back the clock to autocratic Catholic rule – only to prompt revolt in church, state, the army, and even his own children in England and the Netherlands, and after a brief but tumultuous reign pave the way for the opposite of what he wanted, the first constitutional monarchy.