It’s all happening in Carvoeiro……

February 26, 2009


I am a writer……no, that’s not like an actor who happens to work at MacDonalds temporarily……but I really am a writer…… look, I’m writing now.  The trouble with writing novels is that you want to get published and that’s not the easiest thing in the world right now.  So, here we are. 

First a bit about me.  I’m a British Eurocrat living near Cologne but my heart lives in Portugal where I have a little business ( with my Portuguese partner, Luis.  That country has inspired my first novel ‘Miracle in Carvoeiro’ and its sequel ‘The Eye of Sayf-Udeen’.    I have self-published ‘Miracle’ on Lulu (see while I try to find a real publisher. 

The book is available from Lulu (a bit expensive) or the Algarve Book Cellar in Carvoeiro (much more reasonable at a mere 10,50€) and has been well received…..or maybe everyone’s being very polite.  It’s an affectionate view of village life involving, naturally, sex, drugs, rock-and-roll, though not so much of the latter…….

For those of you that don’t know Carvoeiro, it is a fishing village in the Algarve where fishing no longer takes place.  It has everything essential to village life; testosterone-fuelled police, eight-five restaurants, illegal Brazilians and an ex-beauty queen who wants to open a sex shop.  It also has a crippled old woman and a girl who has been touched by God.  So there you have it; a light novel on a number of levels from the divine to the ridiculous.  All good clean fun!

The reason I set up this blog is to start a forum for people to comment on the book (and sequels) plus maybe enter into some correspondence with like-minded people who want to discuss writing, finding publishers, all that stuff.  So please….I’d love to get some feedback on the book…..good or bad…..