fio dad chalais 19 10 17 05My writing credits consist of three thrillers — Blood Money, Flight to Pakistan and Blasphemysix non-fiction publications and numerous articles. I wrote my doctoral dissertation on William Faulkner and after having served in the French Foreign Legion, obtained a tenured Lectureship in English at Toulouse University, IUT Figeac, France.

Prior to that, I had served on the Indo Pakistan Kashmir Line of Control as a Rifle Company commander and Adjutant of a Punjab Regiment battalion.

After a tour of Africa with the French Foreign Legion, I was allowed to do a Ph.D. at Stendhal University, Grenoble, France, which was delivered suma cum laude.

The Legion also returned my manuscripts, which I had never thought to see again.

I started writing again, took a national civil service exam to obtain teaching tenure, was seconded to the French Naval Training Centre, and lectured at the universities of Grenoble, Toulon and Toulouse. Retired from Toulouse University, I now devote my time to writing.