• I'm working on a mystery featuring a stage magician and a 4,000 year old secret. Meanwhile, I'm trying to find an agent for my finished work of historical fiction.

General details

  • RJ_Urquhart

  • United Kingdom

  • Neil

  • Once upon a time

  • Male

  • English

In short

  • I started my working life as a tadpole brain surgeon. From there, I moved through journalism (the last profession of the gentleman) to strategic planning and futurology. I have always written, one way or another. Poetry as an adolescent (don't we all?) and non fiction in the course of my career (five books published). Now I want to try writing fiction, and I'm serving my apprenticeship

  • My claim is staked. Now I'm just waiting for paydirt

My Favorites: Reading and Writing

  • Fiction: Alternative History, Humor/Satire, Political, Sci Fi/Fantasy

    Non-Fiction: History, Philosophy, Politics & Current Affairs, Science

    Poetry: General

  • Too many to mention, though Winnie the Pooh (AA Milne, not Disney) remains a source of wisdom and entertainment. The fiction books that have most impressed me recently are The River Boy by Tim Bowler, and the Song of Ice and Fire series by George RR Marin. The non fiction book which has impressed me most recently is The Meaning of the 21st Century by James Martin
  • Mirrors by Eduardo Galeano
  • In bed
  • Fiction: Historical Fiction, Literary, Sci Fi/Fantasy

    Non-Fiction: Politics & Current Affairs

  • Too many to mention but I keep dipping back into WB Yeats