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:

Thursday 12 April 2012


 Writing Magazine Competition

News hot off the press is that the new May edition of Writing Magazine features my book BETRAYED as one of eight books in a competition being run by publishing. The winner gets a critique of their own work from Dan Brown's publisher Random House. It represents an important opportunity to showcase my book BETRAYED because as part of the competition, readers must read a six page extract and answer one question.

 A Life Journey - A Celebration of My Life & Work

The Swan, Coleshill, Warwickshire, are hosting on 24th May an evening of inter-active talks, Q & A, and an exhibition of my writings and art work. It is truly a celebration given that Tony and I have just got engaged !!!! I will also be signing books and selling !!

2012 Challenge

All my books listed below are now published and on sale from Amazon and local stores. It takes slightly longer to get them out on the high street, but we're working at it. All it takes is someone to go into Waterstone's, for example, and to order a copy to bring it to their attention.

My aim to get a book published each month for one year is steadily progressing -

January 18th - STONE COLD DEAD, a thriller
February 24th - BETRAYED, a True Life/Self-Help
March - HIGH WOOD, WWI adventure
April - SOUL SISTER, Juvenile Fiction/Green Mythology

Watch this space!