New book. The Shadow of the Serpent, a prequel to The Coven of the Unholy.


Released December 2020, This prequel to the Coven of the Unholy is now available. It is the story of Donald Kelpie’s younger life. How he rose from working as a farm hand on his father’s farm, to becoming the millionaire CEO of a jewellery manufacturing company in just fifteen years. It tells of murder, intrigue and white collar crime.

Is Donald Kelpie a sociopath? If not, he definitely has some sociopathic tendencies. It is fairly certain that he did not intend to kill his first victim, but what of the others?

His actions find favour with Satan and he is drawn into the Satanic movement.

Feel for the innocent who trusted or befriended him, for they paid dearly for their experience.


The author and his wife presenting two of his books to the Malta At War museum.

Thank you for visiting my website. If you haven’t read any of my stories, I am told by many people that they are a good read. Should you wish to purchase any of these books from the author, there is a button at the side.

The Elevator is a mystery thriller that takes place in the 1970s, but has its roots in 1930s, Germany. This book has been published in the Czech Republic and has also been translated into French for publication in France.

The Coven of the Unholy is a dark story of a dark and uncertain future.  It deals with Satanism and a growing worldwide movement that becomes the New Aristocracy. It tells the story of two people who are inadvertently caught up in this evil and fear for their lives. Part of this book has been published in Sri Lanka and the book is presently being translated into Singhalese.

Dad’s Christmas Stories is an anthology of short stories written to read to my family at Christmas. This became a family tradition and there are eighteen stories collected in this book.

A Nightingale Sang is a wartime romance story set in 1944 England. Set against actual events of the time, it tells the story of a Canadian fighter pilot, his wartime experiences and his love for Dianne, the daughter of the local doctor.

In Moonlight’s Shadow, is in the same vein as A Nightingale Sang. It is the story of a young Canadian pilot in the RAF in 1941 England. It tells of the war in the air as well as behind enemy lines. Again it is written against the wartime background of actual events. It deals with things so secret that to disclose any part, even to a near relative, could mean a long prison sentence, or worse.

Jerry Brent’s War: At nineteen, Jerry Brent leaves public school to join the Royal Air Force, where he trains as a pilot. It is 1941 and he is assigned to a squadron flying Bristol Blenheims. The seige of Malta is underway and he is among those sent to attack Axis ships supplying Rommel’s campaign in North Africa. The losses among the aircrews are staggering. Brent’s only anchor to sanity is his girlfriend back home. So many have died, and he is still alive. After a while, he firmly believes that he is being protected by some unseen divine hand. Is he being saved for some future purpose, or is it all in his imagination?

I have been writing since the early eighties. I have written a number of short stories as well as seven novels. I am married to Pamela, and we celebrated our fiftieth wedding anniversary in 2009. We have three grown-up children.

The following pages give excerpts into my books, click on the tabs and enjoy.

My books can be purchased online through Amazon, or can be found at Renaissance Bookstore in New Westminster BC. and Reflections Book Store in Coquitlam, BC.

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Book Signing at Renaissance Bookstore.