About me

I’ve always had a fascination with books both as a reader and an author. One of my earliest memories is being taken to a library and trying to reach up to the shelves; I was too young to read, but I recall a real thirst to know what was being said inside every cover. Books of all kinds are intimate and memorable for me because I still see them as doors into a private world. A writer reveals their thoughts, sensations and memories: a reader takes the author’s hand. Of whatever genre, a book is a shared experience.

I began my career winning a national short story competition, and I worked producing some 120 stories and serials for IPC magazines. My first novels were psychological thrillers of the ‘unnerving slow-burn’ variety, but my main focus has been historical themes and actual events told from unusual perspectives.

When I’m not writing or researching, I visit book clubs, schools and creative writing groups. I really enjoy feedback and discussion, and particularly like the enthusiasm and engagement from young writers.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me through this site if you’d like to know more about my work.

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