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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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  • Last term, my Creative Writing students nominated and brought in examples of writing by their favourite author. One of my students presented the opening pages of this book and I was sufficiently impressed to track the book down. 1889. One year on from Jack the Ripper, a new killer stalks London’s streets… But he has […]

  • I read The Scar when it first came out and couldn’t get through it. But when I saw this offering on the shelves and realised it was a stand-alone book, I scooped it up and decided to give it a go. Embassytown, a city of contradictions on the outskirts of the universe. Avice is an […]

  • I’d heard the buzz surrounding this book, so scooped it off the shelves as soon as I spotted it. Would it live up to all the excited hype? Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems […]

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.