A story of a writer’s journey

Editor’s note: The following is a new bio I’ve written for my author page at Amazon.  I hope you will find it of interest, and would love to hear any thoughts you may have on what I’ve written.

Hi. I’m a Brit, living in Denver, Colorado for the last 20 years, happily married to a wonderful woman named JoAnn.

Writing is in my blood. My mother taught English in a British seaside town and loved everything to do with books. My Dad was a veteran reporter for big London dailies, honored for “75 years of brave journalism” by the London Press Club shortly before his death. I wrote my first story in an old scrapbook as a child in London in the early days of the Blitz.

I’m author of 7 inspirational books and founder of TheHappySeeker.com, where I blog about “finding happiness as years fly by.” I love painting pictures with words–letting my imagination roam until sooner or later a sentence emerges, then a paragraph, and finally, perhaps, with luck, a book.

Writing isn’t my only passion though. I’ve been on a spiritual journey ever since I was a teen-ager, drawn by an irresistible compulsion—very painful at times–to find greater meaning and purpose in life; to find the happiness and inner peace that I know is our birthright regardless of our age or circumstances.

They say aging is a sad and sorry business, and of course it is, in a way. They say cancer is a sad and sorry business, too, and of course it is. Yet here I am, in my 80’s–having experienced both of these events–and I can truthfully say I am happier now than I have ever been.

How could this be? Here’s what I have discovered. The tribulations that come to us all can actually be a door to a new life if we are willing to face them and learn from them. They can be the catalyst that awakens us to a source of profound joy and peace within ourselves that is utterly unconcerned and unhurt by any of our earthly travails.

This is what I love to write about now: The opportunity we have in any moment to be still for a moment in the midst of tumult and open our eyes and heart to the wonder of existence and the presence of the Eternal in our own heart.

As someone once said, “God is in His Heaven still.” Or to quote the timeless words of Psalm 46:10: “Be still and know that I am God.” I send love and blessings to you.


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