Welcome to my website. Here is where I post the latest news about my Victorian novels, short stories, events and articles.
I’ll be at Harpenden Library promoting my books on Saturday, 10th March. 10.00 am – 2.00 pm. and at Letchworth Library on 24th March, 11.00am to 3.00 pm as part of Hertfordshire Self-Published Author Days. If you’re in Hertfordshire please come along, I’d love to meet you. Details here.
Thrilled to hear that The Guardian Angel has been selected as a FINALIST in The Wishing Shelf Awards 2017 (Adult Fiction Category). Winners to be announced 1st April. Great to know that my book was enjoyed by the readers.
My highlight of the month was chatting to Steve Johnston about my latest book, The Guardian Angel, on his Radio Harrow show ‘Be My Guest’. Here’s the ‘Listen Again’ link if you missed it: http://listenagain.radioharrow.org/index.php?id=11628
Please feel free to browse the website pages and learn about my writing.You’ll find the the latest news and promotions on this page. About is where you can read a little about me and my writing. Books takes you to the books where you can buy a book or an e-book. All my books are available for Kindle. Signed copies of the paperbacks are available through this website p&p free in the UK. Payment via Paypal or by cheque. They can also be ordered online from Waterstones or in person from your local bookshop. See book pages for details.
There’s a free short story every month here.
You can check out my latest events here.
Gallery is where you can see my photo collection. How may writers can you spot here.
THE GUARDIAN ANGEL
My third Victorian novel, THE GUARDIAN ANGEL, was inspired by my littlest grandson who’s six years old, autistic and non-verbal, it’s about a girl from the workhouse who is employed as nursemaid to a young boy who can’t speak. She tries to show her employers that, just because he can’t speak, it doesn’t mean the boy is stupid. In fact he’s the brightest, giggliest, cheeky boy she’s ever met.
Love, loyalty, betrayal and sacrifice come together in this captivating story. Robert can’t speak, but he can steal your heart. Read more here.
Read how my grandson inspired me in this article here.
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THE WATER GYPSY
My first Victorian novel THE WATER GYPSY was launched in a bar in Malta on my birthday. (I’m not saying which birthday, or which bar.) it was inspired by reading about the lives of the people who lived and worked on Britain’s canals in the nineteenth century. This book is special to me as it reflects the life of a girl from a poor background who struggles against the prejudice and hypocrisy of Victorian society. Read more here.
THE WATERCRESS GIRLS
THE WATERCRESS GIRLS was inspired by reading about girls as young as five selling watercress on the London streets in Victorian times. It’s a Victorian mystery, also featuring girls from an impoverished background and highlights the difficult choices they had to make and the limited opportunities open to them. Read more here.
THE CAPPUCCINO COLLECTION
The Cappuccino Collection – 20 stories to warm the heart contains previously published short stories, some in magazines, others on the internet. There are romantic, humorous and twist in the tale stories, so something for everyone. Read more here.
All three of my Victorian novels have been chosen as a Finalists in The Wishing Shelf Awards in the year they were published and received 5* Reviews. The Water Gypsy was described as ‘Atmospheric and gripping’ The Watercress Girls as ‘Powerfully Written’. The endings were particularly mentioned as being ‘Excellent’. Visit their website here
My books have also also received fantastic reviews from readers.
Please take the time to read and enjoy my books. If you have any comments I’d be delighted to hear from you. Please use the ‘Contacts’ page. Many thanks for taking an interest in my books.
I am delighted to be a member of The Alliance of Independent Authors,a font of all wisdom when it comes to publishing my books. See their website here