Earned a PhD in History from University of Hamburg with a ground-breaking biography of the mastermind behind the coup attempt against Hitler on July 20, 1944, General Friedrich Olbricht.
Non-Fiction Publications (History):
- The German Resistance to Hitler: Codename Valkyrie: General Friedrich Olbricht and the Plot Against Hitler, Haynes Publishing, 2009.
- The Berlin Airlift: The Blockade Breakers, The History Press, 2008.
- Women in Aviation: Sisters in Arms: British and American Women Pilots in World War II, Pen & Sword Aviation, 2006.
Specialist in historical fiction and biographical fiction set in Ancient Sparta, the Middle Ages and World War Two (WWII).
Ancient Sparta (Ancient Greece):
- King Leonidas and Queen Gorgo: a biographical novel in three parts: Leonidas of Sparta: A Boy of the Agoge, Leonidas of Sparta: A Peerless Peer, Leonidas of Sparta: A Heroic King
- Archaic Sparta: Are They Singing in Sparta? Spartan Slave, Spartan Queen, The Olympic Charioteer.
The Middle Ages - The Age of Chivalry
- Tales from the Languedoc during the Albigensian Crusades: A Widow's Crusade, The Disinherited, The Devil's Knight (not yet released).
- Tales from the Crusader Kingdoms: The Lion of Karpas, a novel about the Latin Kingdom of Cyprus in the early 13th Century (not yet released.)
- Biographical novel about Balian d'Ibelin, the defender of Jerusalem against Saladin. (In progress.)
- The Templar Tales: St. Louis Knight, The English Templar.
Second World War (World War II, WWII)
- Battle of Britain: Chasing the Wind, (published in Kindle format as: Where Eagles Never Flew.
- The Air War 1943: The Lady in the Spitfire.
- The German Resistance to Hitler: An Obsolete Honor (published in Kindle format as Hitler's Demons.)
Career Foreign Service Officer -- hence several of my books have a focus on diplomacy.