I live in the Highlands of Scotland with my wife, Tess, surrounded by the beautiful landscape of this area. Deer and rabbits are often in the garden while buzzards and kestrels can be seen on the fenceposts. The tranquillity of the area is where I gain my inspiration to write. I love to walk in the hills with my collie dog, Matt. My other interests, apart from writing, are poetry, photography, fishing the hill lochs and painting. My wife, who also writes, encouraged me to start when I was 69 years old and I really enjoy the research as I am constantly improving my knowledge.