Everybody has a book in them, or so it's said. But it's something else again getting it onto the page and to a place where it might be shared.

I have been writing since I was a young child. Always, my dream was to see my name on the spine of a book. Books gave me life, a dream to live by. Through their portals I could escape so easily into other worlds. Books also saved my life ... yes, really!

This is the story of my books and my journey as an author, including a very personal view of my journey through Life. I hope it will inspire and give hope to writers and readers young and old.

Getting published can be a waiting game. It's hard .. and getting harder. But then sometimes it can happen in an unexpected way and suddenly, we truly are living our dream. And we realise that it isn't after all the winning that is important, but the journey that is ours along the way.

I would love to hear from anyone who connects with what is written here. A signed copy of any of my books is available. You have only to write and ask:

Wednesday 15 February 2012

Hello World!

I am absolutely delighted to see so many different countries are visiting with me. I'd love to share comments with you if anyone would like to leave me a message about what they find here.

Otherwise, the new year is bringing a rich flavour of different delights.

 A Bomber’s Moon … perfect conditions for a clandestine operation. And yet not everything is what it seems. Something is wrong. And too late the pilot realises the problem. Sixty five years on almost to the day Joe Maddison steps into a new day … and into the perfect nightmare!

ISBN: 9781908895189 
Published: 18 January 2012
Price: £8.99

My first thriller is published! This was a childhood dream, the kind of writing I always wanted to do until life led me in a different direction. Published by, it is a new innovation with big publishers backing, such as Random House, and big authors, like Terry Pratchett, with Arts Council funding. It is available through local book stores internationally as well as Amazon.

I am now working on a new thriller featuring the same unlikely hero, Joe Maddison, who becomes embroiled in a new historical mystery entitled: UGLY TRUTH, BEAUTIFUL LIES.