I was born in Montreal, Canada, at a very young age, where I still live with my
spouse, Joanne, under the watchful eye of Krystalle and Midnight, two black females of the feline persuasion. In a
former life, I completed my studies at McGill University and worked in various management capacities for a handful of firms
for countless years. From there, considering my extensive background in human
resources and finance, it was a logical leap in my career path to stay home and
write crime thrillers.
My first stab at writing was actually in 1995, the result being my first novel, Vigilante. Two others of the same series followed by 1997 but all three remained dormant until publication in 2009. Since, besides writing a stand-alone, five other thrillers have joined the Vigilante series. I also penned Something's Cooking, a faux-erotica parody and cookbook under the pseudonyms Réal E. Hotte and Dasha Sugah. I'm currently working on "See You in Saigon" and "The First Sixteen", two further installments of my series. I have to say, I'm enjoying this writing gig.
Other interests besides writing and subtly persuading people to buy my books include reading, making noise with my six guitars, painting (oil and watercolour), cooking (year round though I love the grill in the summer), traveling and planning to work out soon. I've also been known to sleep on occasion.