Born in Belfast I grew up fast , ducking bullets and bombs .
My major influences as a writer has been the personal experiences I have been through .
Leaving Belfast for Australia opened up new horizons for me as a writer .
Writing about everyday things in life is a passionate lifestyle I am used to . Birth Place Belfast, N. Ireland
Some Accomplishments made '
Winner World Category 2008 Billboard Song Contest with a
Lost Sons Of Erin that was put to music by Robert and Wendy O'Hearn from Portland in USA
Best Regional Short Story Open Award 1995 Bauhina Literary Awards Member Australian Performing Arts Certified Author Full Member Copyright Agency Limited Additional My short stories have been published in Ireland since 1987 . Some plays including '
The Snow Fairy has been performed in Australia . One of My stories entitled Camping In Caves has been used by the education department in Israel to teach English to teeneage children .
Recently a project I have been involved with entitled Absent Friends went on radio in Australia . The articles tell the personal story of a number of families who emigrated from Northen Ireland to make a new home in Australia .