The Story Behind The Story

Many people have asked about the inspiration behind this series, and in particular, how Something in the Water came about.

Blank bookcover with clipping pathSomething in the Water was inspired by the loss of my partner at forty-five years of age to ovarian cancer in 2012, just thirteen weeks after her diagnosis. In the aftermath, an old friend challenged me to turn that grief into something positive.

Remembering a conversation with a charismatic Polynesian fisherman (I visited there once) about his people’s vision of death and the afterlife, I began to write. Through the written word, I hoped to explore and capture several extraordinary events that happened around the time of my partner’s death. The novel and the series kind of took off from there…

All the best from,


London, England / September 21, 2015


In Memoriam


1966 ~ 2012