Like many writers, I spent years in my day job [the law, in my case] and then crept to the kitchen table at the ungodly hour of four in the morning and began to scribble. I did not know at the time that my day job was my research for The Osgoode Trilogy which was inspired by my law practice.
Those early morning thoughts were snatched from somewhere and written down! What on earth possesses such people? Why can’t they stay in bed until six or seven, like normal human beings? That’s the reality of the nascent writer.
What fuels this creativity? Is it that overwhelming desire to question and explain life— to find a few answers along the way? Is it that sense of bursting open if denied the expression of one’s deepest thoughts? For some it’s as necessary and natural as breathing.
This passion begins—at least for me— with questions which no one can really answer. But it seems as if one’s very life depends upon trying. What kinds of questions?
The nature of our universe—our home. Art and creative passion, human nature, love and cruelty, myth and psyche. And, of course, the greatest mystery of all—life. What strange and fascinating creatures we humans are!
For years, I posed my questions and groped for answers in the writing of two trilogies by entering and exploring the lives of lawyer Harry Jenkins, protagonist of The Osgoode Trilogy and the landscape painter, Alexander Wainwright, protagonist of The Trilogy of Remembrance.
In The Osgoode Trilogy, you’ll read about murder and fraud found amid love, forgiveness and compassion in the world of the law. In The Trilogy of Remembrance, you’ll find glamour and glitter in the shadows of the art world where answers to such questions are sought.
Writing about those worlds is, for me, like swimming in warm, silky water. I hope you will join me. Please have a look around while you’re here.
The Osgoode Trilogy
The Trilogy of Remembrance