I was the Regional Reporter to the Children's Hearings until I retired in 2003. I have been writing books since 2003. I then became the writer in residence at Dumfries Prison. I am currently working on a novel about a double secret agent entitled The Solo Oboe. My deceased great-aunt, Frau Fleur Richter, led that remarkable life. I have inherited her oboe. I have just completed a book entitled Take The Lead, about all the dogs in my life. Immediately before that, Lawrence the Lion Seeks Work, a children's book went global and entered the electronic book world. Having lived and worked in Pakistan and Ghana my writing is full of fresh ideas.