Green Gold feature in Scottish Forestry

I was delighted to have my article about the life of Scottish plant hunter John Jeffrey, and my recently published fictional biography entitled Green Gold, featured in the Spring/Summer edition of Scottish Forestry, the journal of the Royal Scottish Forestry Society. The article highlights the life of Scotsman John Jeffrey, his employment by the Royal… Read More

Green Gold newsletter No.12

It’s been longer than six months since I last sent out my regular newsletter following the creation of my latest book GREEN GOLD. I’ve been busy on a number of fronts, especially since the book became fully-funded in September. This issue features include news of the front cover design, final production phases, book publication date, news… Read More

In celebration of the plant hunter

To celebrate the lives of plant hunters, like John Jeffrey, here I share some of my favourite books on botany, botanical exploration, and the often extraordinary lives of the plant hunter. Think more Indiana Jones than shy retiring pansies, as these men and women travelled the world in search of plants, valuable for their beauty, medicines, timber, smell, and any number of other benefits. Read More