Hi! I’m a romantic novelist and short story writer. My short stories regularly appear in UK magazines such as My Weekly, The Weekly News, Fiction Feast and Woman’s Weekly. I’ve also been published in Irish, Australian, Swedish and South African magazines.
My debut novel Escape to the Country was first published after I won a writing competition. I’ve since published two more romances, A Year and a Day and Firestarter. There’s also the slightly darker contemporary novel, Paint Me a Picture which is set in and around Portsmouth.
I’ve had some success with writing competitions, resulting in prizes such as tea with the local mayor, a silver trophy, T-shirt, dinner in the House of Commons where my poem was performed, an e-reader, books, cheques, book tokens and pens and other appropriate goodies.
As well as writing fiction I sometimes run creative writing workshops, talk to writing groups, and write articles for Writing Magazine. My non-fiction book, From Story Idea to Reader (co-written with Rosemary J. Kind) is an accessible guide to writing and publishing fiction.
Latest release – Slightly Spooky Stories 1
Ghosts, sixth sense and things not of this world aren’t always scary, though they can be. Some help or warn, frighten or comfort those who perceive them. Others are here for their own purposes, waiting for a chance to move on. We might see, hear or feel them, perhaps they’ll only reach us through our subconscious.
Are ghosts memories and echoes of the past, contacts from another time and place, or figments of our imagination? Whether you believe in them or not, ghosts, spirits and mysterious spooking happenings all provide stories. This collection contains 25 of them.
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