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.
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.
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. Six collections of my short stories are also available.
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 a guide to writing and publishing fiction.
My published books …