My name is Lyall De’Viana and as you will see from my home page I am a first-time author and a great believer that there is a story in everyone. I was born in Kenya in the ’60s and as a family, we moved here to the UK for a better life. I am single and have never been married. I have lived most of my life in London and think this is one of the most wonderful cities in the world. I often spend nights out in London. Anything to do with music is a passion. I love it - it is my inspiration. 

I have spent most of my life involved in sport until a very unfortunate event changed my life completely. I have been trying to turn that event into a positive and found that it evoked dreams and nightmares. Well, that’s what I thought at the time. However, they were scenes playing out in my mind, which I had no idea of at the time. My first fiction novel “PHILANTHROPIST” was a huge surprise!

It took a few years of writing on scrap pieces of paper. The scenes ran into the hundreds of pages, some of which I ended up losing. However, I received some help for my trauma and began to realise that my mind had been blocked. After recognising this, I managed to overcome the difficulties and embarked upon what my scraps of paper meant.

Lo and behold, the beginning of a novel. One day, I would love to share not just my story but my early drafts of what PHILANTHROPIST looked like. It was laughable and kept on growing. 

I am a very sociable person and a responsible human being who has developed a great sense of humour to life's little ‘cheats’ and look forward enthusiastically as a ‘student of life’ to the challenging times ahead.

My friends say that I am a very funny and interesting man with a good sense of humour. I love to meet new people who are happy to engage with me. Friendship is such an important human value. We often discover new things about each other and through this, my skills continue to develop in so many ways.

I am now striving to complete my current goal, which is my next novel “Life Trader” Sure, I’ve had many bad experiences, like most people. I have just found a way and am grateful to be able to grow and become the person that my beautiful girlfriend Caroline wanted me to be. R.I.P.

I would love to hear from any of my readers that would like to know more and discuss my journey. Hopefully, I can help a few other people along the way.