I am an anaesthesiologist who has morphed into author and freelance writer. I have always enjoyed writing, but it was only when I retired from a hectic life in hi-tech medicine that I was able to take it seriously. I have had articles published in Joy! Magazine, (a national Christian mag), Your Family, SA Country Life and the Weekend Argus magazine section and my articles in the Faithwriter’s Challenge have been placed first in both Intermediate and Advanced sections. I also write a regular article for our church mag. to create awareness of justice issues, which are close to my heart.
I grew up in Zimbabwe, but trained in medicine at the University of Cape Town in South Africa and specialised in anaesthetics at Groote Schuur Hospital. Most of my professional career was in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa and in the United Arab Emirates, where I was Head of Department at Tawam Hospital, Al Ain.
I now live in Fish Hoek, Cape Town, with Margie, my wife. We both love photography and count ourselves blessed to live in such a beautiful, photogenic part of the world. Margie is a wise counsellor and mentor. I love to visit the local shelter for the homeless where there are beautiful people with stories, some of which make fiction seem insipid.
I am dreaming of my next book as more stories come to mind — like the time I gave an anaesthetic on board an ocean liner on the evening of the fancy dress ball (to the chief chef — the food actually improved while he was convalescing). We thought we might need blood for the operation, so we had a procession of Neptunes, fairies, knights, pirates and the like all volunteering to have their blood cross-matched in case we needed it!