I was born in Portugal, but most of my life has been in Scotland. A degree in mathematics barely distracted me from world building projects; a passion that led into computer games that explored vector graphic 3D worlds when sprites were the mainstream; this was back in the 80s, in computer game terms an aeon ago. Other sorts of science fiction games occupied me for a while and, eventually, for more than ten years, I worked on The Stone Dance of the Chameleon. I have been busy with a range of projects since: graphic novels, more fantasy and sci-fi work, and a historical novel that I have set aside for now.

Research into areas that interest me and the connections that I make that make sense of the world for me, spill in bursts into my blog hermitabroad.