Born in Glasgow, Les has lived more of his life in Perth, Western Australia than in Scotland, yet his accent is still so strong some people think he has just stepped off the boat. He moved to Perth in 1978.
A licensed electrician who worked on many large construction projects, Les was the State Secretary of the Electrical Trades Union in WA until September 2017 but is now retired and enjoying his many and varied interests.
He is married with two children, two grandchildren, and an adorable Border Collie.
An avid writer and photographer, Les tapped into his experiences as a Union Secretary, and his keen interest in military strategies the develop the plot of this, his first, novel.