He originally worked in textiles but is now a full-time author and publisher. His first novel ‘Fine Feathers,’was originally published by PublishAmerica in 2005 and received considerable critical acclaim. (Subsequently re-published in the UK by i2i Publishing.) His second novel ‘Hidden Heritage’ (2006) launched him into the entirely new world of the Historical Saga. This was followed in 2007 by ‘The Baghdad Declaration,’ a thriller with the backdrop of the Iraq War. His large and growing band of readers had waited patiently for ‘Men of Conviction’ which was published in July 2009 and has predictably received a rapturous welcome.
Lionel is a regular contributor to BBC Radio Manchester Sunday Morning Programme where he supplies a ‘Thought’ and reviews the Sunday papers with the presenter. He has twice been interviewed on Channel M TV on the subject of his books and has also been interviewed on a number of radio programmes. He frequently addresses audiences on the subjects of writing and publishing.
He has been publishing books for other authors for some years under the imprint i2i Publishing.