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Roderick Mountain graduated in Environmental Sciences from England’s University of Sussex in the late 1970s. Few people and fewer businesses took Global Warming seriously; the world was not discussing sustainability or energy savings. Rod took to the tennis circuit for five years, becoming fascinated by the game’s  record-breakers.

Mountain’s literary influencers include Nicolas Sparks, Jeffrey Archer, Dan Brown – shared birthday, Bill Bryson and Stephen King. No surprise then that Mountain’s first novel is Priceless Union, a love-story-thriller, based on a remarkable true story from the art world – and the first of The Baxter Chronicles.

The second in the series, You Never Asked  goes to print this summer so Mountain is embarking on the third,  Hearts or Minds, published early in 2025.

Mountain has written non-fiction too: Beat Energy Bills and Climate Change and Game, Set and Facts – ready for Wimbledon 2024. His passions include all cats, from tigers to tabbies, living carbo-negative in Wiltshire, Worldwize, tennis, skiing and Ancient Egypt.

Latest news

Our solar energy

Our solar energy

Very Proud moment. Our 7.8kW solar array is completed. With 50 cms of roof insulation and total cavity wall insulation, our 35 year-old home has an EPC rating well up into the A band, at 102. And that’s before the heat pump goes in this year! Continue reading…

The Baxter Chronicles

The Baxter Chronicles

I have finished You Never Asked in the last few weeks. It is the second in the Baxter Chronicles series, following on from Priceless Union. Like Priceless Union, You Never Asked is based on fact; an ancient Egyptian tomb has still to be discovered! I’m  doing the final read-through before sending it to copy-edit. The back… Continue reading…

Hearts or Minds

Hearts or Minds

I am so looking forward to starting on Hearts or Minds, the third in the Baxter Chronicles. My excitement stems from knowing what our lovers, Lucy and John get up to and how they use their unique positions to effect lasting and beneficial change to Planet Earth. The book will be out before the end… Continue reading…