Born in Basutoland (Lesotho) the author spent his childhood years in Northern Rhodesia (Zambia). The family moved to Australia where he completed his high schooling and a year at Queensland University before returning to Rhodesia to join the BSA Police.
During his life he has worked as a soldier, policeman, bank clerk, restaurant owner, estate agent, teacher and sports coach and much of this novel is based on his personal experiences.
After six years in the BSAP, the author entered Rhodes University where he completed a degree in English and Psychology. A teaching diploma followed at Pietermaritzburg University and he taught in Cape Town for fifteen years, followed by four years teaching in England.
His first wife died very young and he was left to bring up two sons, one of whom is physically handicapped. He re-married in 2010 and now lives in Fish Hoek with his wife and younger son.