Beginnings are always hardest. The first pencil line on a sheet of white drawing paper, the first word on the computer screen, the first thumb print in the untouched clay. Find the right beginning and everything falls into place behind it…

This is the beginning. I am a published writer of history and biography. I am also a model maker, doll maker, painter, miniaturist, researcher, tour planner and guide and speaker. Just occasionally, when Fortune’s smile was particularly broad, I have also been an illustrator. There are details about all these things on this site; I hope you find what you are looking for. If you don’t, please try ‘Contact’ and I’ll do my best to help.