I completed writing my military memoirs as a serious reflection of my career. Within that story is violence, sex, alcoholism, humour, drugs, bullying, armed conflict and a lot more besides. Having since built a collection of books on modern warfare penned by the men who lived through it I have decided to alter my own time in uniform in two ways.
First of all I will feel a greater freedom to expand on certain topics if the work is fact-based fiction. I also want to focus on the humorous outlook of the average serving soldier. My view of soldiering will now be told through the eyes of a fictional character.
Secondly, I will no longer refer to my tale as an autobiography, but a fictional novel. In reality I am writing a tale that I’ve already researched in some depth. All the interesting ingredients are still there and in the same measure but with a more light-hearted viewpoint.
I sincerely hope it leaves a sense of intrigue and not frustration in the mind of the reader to know that some events actually involved me and some are fictitious but based on events that I know happened to somebody else.
If you should decide that you would like to take this journey I would ask only that you read the books in sequence.
Should you read any of my efforts please leave a review so that I know if I’m on target to entertain.
The covers will be completed with graphic and sub-title as I judge what would be appropriate.
The first four parts are published and appear on the main menu under Novels / A Life of Choice.
Part Five will be available in November 2017.