I live in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK.
I came to writing late, after a career in education and educational publishing. My first novel was Paradise Girl (2017). It’s the first book in the REBOOT trilogy and is the story of a teenage girl, Keryl Shaw, who finds herself alone when a deadly virus wipes out her family and friends. It was followed by Aftershocks (2018), recounting the adventures of Kerryl’s twin brother, Lander, as he journeys to investigate and understand the pandemic. The finale to the series is Jericho Rose (2020). The pandemic is over and it’s time to rebuild, but there are some who see the chaos as an opportunity to pursue their own selfish aims. Lander and his friends must confront them.
My fourth novel, The God Jar (2020), is a time-shift tale of a mysterious object and its strange powers.
Novel five is What Dreams We Had (2021), the story of a group of young people who accept the offer of a free stay at a villa in Tuscany but when there find everything is not as it seems.
In 2016/17 I published several short stories online. I plan to reissue them soon in paperback and ebook formats, to be called Undiscovered Countries.
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My writing has received a number of awards. Paradise Girl, Aftershocks and The God Jar have Chill With a Book awards. Paradise Girl and The God Jar are Wishing Shelf finalists. Paradise Girl and Aftershocks have received Indie BRAG Medallions. Jericho Rose is a Wishing Shelf Red Ribbon Winner.
I'm a member of The Society of Authors, The Alliance of Independent Authors, Promoting Yorkshire Authors, and The British Library.
When I'm not reading or writing I like walking, going to the theatre and concerts, travel, and visiting museums and galleries. I enjoy music and am a bit of a hi-fi nerd. I play the tenor saxophone (badly!).