Welcome to my website. Click on the image if you would like to buy my book.

I am a teacher and writer, who has called Barcelona his home since 1988. The Catalan capital and rest of the Principality are a fascinating place to live and work and the Catalan culture and language are a continual source of inspiration for my writing.

My first book 'Going Native in Catalonia' was published by NativeSpain in August 2008 and is apparently selling very well. I am currently working on a number of projects including a detective novel set in Barcelona, a book about Spanish football, a teach yourself Catalan book and a history of Catalunya. After twenty years of living here, I'm in the lucky position of having done the lion's share of the research and it's just a question of getting down to doing the writing. I have just sacked my agent and am currently without representation, so if you're interested in finding out more about my work or have a profitable book proposal, please get in touch through the contact form.

One of the reasons why I find it so easy to write is that I am very active blogger - I set up blogs with a view to a book project and pretty much the books write themselves. You can see and contribute to my Ecademy forums on Spanish Football and Catalunya by clicking on the links. My notes for 'Going Native in Catalonia' and Learn Catalan are also available on NativeSpain, where I am Regional Editor for Catalonia.

Oh, I almost forgot to mention, I've got a day job - I teach English at the Servei de Llengues of the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona - and I've got a beautiful wife and daughter.

                                                                       All the best,



2009 Update

In November 2008, I decided to set up a website as a research project for my book on Spanish football. I came across a great system called SBI -  spain-football.org is going well and I've got three publishers arguing over who's going to put the book out. If you're prepared to work hard at creating a website, check out the video. If you're looking for a Get Rich Quick Scheme I strongly suggest you look somewhere else.

All I can say is that SBI has worked for me.

Good Luck