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Whether you've pitched up by accident or on purpose - welcome to my website. Have a rootle around... Hopefully, nothing will bite or inappropriately sniff your ankles. I mostly write science fiction and fantasy, but love reading nearly anything that can be crammed between two covers. I also teach Creative Writing at Northbrook College in Worthing, West Sussex.

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  • Released in the summer of 2009, The Time Traveler’s Wife is based on Audrey Niffenegger’s bestselling book of the same name, which I felt was an interesting, nuanced examination of a much hackneyed subject. There was a lot of anticipation around the film, given Brad Pitt’s involvement as one of the producers – especially after […]

  • Originally posted on Kone, Krusos, Kronos:? “We lay veils upon their hearts lest they understand it…” Qur’an (17:46) ? ? Many years ago in my youth when I meet my Spiritual Teacher, I heard someone ask him what were his favorite movies, to my surprise he said: “I love those movies, about Sinbad the…

  • I have enjoyed this unusual alternate history series for two reasons – firstly, I’m a sucker for dragons and secondly, Novik’s handling of the main characters has been imaginative and skilful. She has managed to provide Termeraire and Laurence with a variety of challenges and different landscapes as they have roved across the planet trying […]

Recent Credits

My recent short fiction publishing credits are:-

SHORT STORIES
How Words Were Invented (Fantasy) - Abandoned Towers
Picky Eaters (Fantasy) - Every Day Fiction
Damned Flies (Science Fiction) - Everyday Weirdness
The Ghost of Preston Manor (Science Fiction) Feature story - Abandoned Towers (print version) #3
On Why I Joined SFReader - The Shovel and Me (Humour) - Abandoned Towers (print version) #4
Went to Bed and Bumped His Head (Science Fiction) - Abandoned Towers (print version) #7
A Boy's Best Friend (Science Fiction) - Every Day Fiction -
Hit the Button (Science Fiction) - While the Morning Stars Sing anthology
A Drop of the Hard Stuff - Every Day Fiction
Picky Eaters - Every Day Fiction podcast

POEMS
Love Leaks, The Tudor Key, Sea Songs - Abandoned Towers
The Road - Every Day Poets
Miss Pottifer and the Passion Fruit - Every Day Poets
Ghostly Revenge - Fear and Trembling
Easter Hymn - Every Day Poets
Post-Salvage Stress Syndrome - Every Day Poets
These Are the Babies That I Bore - Every Day Poets

Bio

Born the same year as the Russians launched Sputnik, I confidently expected that by the time I reached adulthood, the human race would have a pioneer colony on the Moon and be heading off towards Mars. So I was at a loss to know what to do once I realised the Final Frontier wasn’t an option and rather lost my head - I tried a lot of jobs I didn’t like and married a totally unsuitable man.

Now I've finally come to terms with the fact that I’ll never leave Earth, I have a lovely time writing science fiction novels and teaching Creative Writing at Northbrook College in Worthing. I live in Littlehampton on the English south coast with a wonderful husband and a ridiculous number of books.