Thank you for stopping by my website. My debut novel is called The Reversible Mask and it is the first of three novels. It draws loosely on the career of a double agent, who inserted himself into the religious wars of the day and tried to moderate English and Spanish policy.

My protagonist is an English Catholic courtier, who left England in the 1560s and spied for Catholic Spain against European Protestants. His nationalism is aroused when the threat to England intensifies and because of this he becomes one of Protestant Elizabeth I’s most effective spies abroad, while on Spain’s payroll… you’ll have to get the book to find out more though!

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An Australian-American, I earned a BA in English Literature, Musicology and History at the University of Melbourne, Australia. After teaching English Literature at the Department of English for a year, I risked all, coming to the USA on a Fulbright scholarship to study piano with Claudio Arrau. My discography consists of nine commercial recordings, now in over seven hundred libraries. I was lucky to premier an unknown work by Franz Liszt on an EMI HMV (Australian Division) album, and my edition of the score for G. Schirmer is in its third edition. Concurrently, I built a financial services practice, which I sold recently to focus on writing. My published non-fiction pieces consist of articles on financial planning, arts reviews and political satire. I earned an MA (music performance) from Hunter College, New York; and a Chartered Life Underwriter degree from the American College, Pennsylvania. Member of the Historical Novel Society, New York Chapter, I started and run their published writer public reading series at the landmark Jefferson Market Library.

Commuting between my primary residence in New York City and Clinton, Connecticut, I enjoy a community rich in extended family, colleagues and friends. I live with my spouse and two charming cats. I’m a “go for it” kind of person. Since I was a child, I always sought the magic white rabbit in my activities. In the winding paths my careers took, I glimpsed the magic. At last, with the recent publication by MadeGlobal Publishing of my debut novel, The Reversible Mask, an Elizabethan Spy Novel, I reach out to touch it. The novel has already become a Book Excellent Award Finalist for 2019.



Oct 10, 2019 From left to right: me (The Reversible Mask); Joshua Ian (Harvest Moon); actor Doug Shapiro for Jeanne Mackin (in absentia) The Last Collection. The questions were great, we sold books, and enjoyed making new friends amidst wine, cheese and pastries. The intimate private-home setting felt like chamber music soirees or an eighteenth-century …

Dear Friends and readers, my novel just received the coveted Recommended rating from the US Review of Books!

With the Kindle now $2.99 and paperback down in price, please share this exciting news: Recommended Reviews Our reviewers apply a RECOMMENDED rating to outstanding books. While many reviews are positive and the books are worthy, the recommended rating is used less than 10-20% of the time. This is a very high quality book. book …


Dear Friends, I am not talking about me today! I want to share the deeply moving organ recital at Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral on September 20. This cathedral hosts two nineteenth-century pipe organs. One is a small Hall and Labargh instrument of 1859, the other a large Erban organ of 1865. Erban was …