I was born in Portsmouth on the south coast of England at lunchtime on 7th November, 1957, the same day as the Museum of Modern Art was opened in New York in 1929. I left school at 16, a move prompted by the admission of girls. I have worked as an electronic engineer most of my life, and for about half of that have run my own companies. A vague competence has seen one of my designs feature occasionally on the CSI TV programs, sell to customers such as Lockheed and NASA, and achieve senior membership of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
For 'fun' I studied for a Masters degree in art history which I attained in 2007. I left the UK in 2004 to live and work in Singapore, Canada, and most recently in Saraburi, Thailand for 8 years. In August 2017 I returned to the UK to live in Ayr, Scotland. I am married to Ploy, and have two adopted dogs, Pinky and Perky.
I started writing seriously once we were settled in Thailand, intially intending to write non-fiction books on art and electronics. Those books are still in the pending tray, and instead I first released an account of my travels after leaving the UK, Home Thoughts from a Man. This was followed by the first 'George' novel, George and the Rabbit, and its sequel George and the Armadillo. It is possible it will become a trilogy.
I can be found on Facebook: Home Thoughts from a Man
I am also on Goodreads: Goodreads - Daniel Ogilvie
Should you wish to abuse to me formally, rather than just vilify me incognito on my Facebook page, you can do so here: firstname.lastname@example.org This e-mail address can also be used if you wish to send me idolatory praise.
I have given a couple of interviews in the past: you can follow the links to them, below.
The Year of Writing Dangerously (scroll down for me).
Here are a few of my favourite things:
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