Author Blog

Poetry Collection – Forever, Now – to be Published by Valley Press in November

It's with great happiness that I'm announcing my first poetry collection, which is being published in November with the excellent Valley Press. The title is Forever, Now, which comes from an Emily Dickinson line, 'Forever is Composed of Nows.' Some of the poems are new, but most were written over the last twelve years, including

Race to the Kill (Sean Denton 3) will be published on September 21st!

I'm thrilled to confirm that Race to the Kill (Sean Denton 3) will be published on September 21st, and is already available for pre-order. I'm just doing the final copy edits and getting very exciting about seeing the cover design, which of course I will share here. There will be a physical launch in York

Newsletter and other news

Firstly, I’m announcing my Reader’s Club, which is basically a newsletter. It will be approximately quarterly, so won’t bung up your inbox and everyone who signs up will get a free short story from me and the chance to win a signed copy of To Catch A Rabbit. The blog will continue, in perhaps a

My Review of 2016

My review of 2016 is very brief, because I have presents to wrap, and so do you. This year has had many high points. Finishing my breast cancer treatment was one, and going straight into the Read Regional library tour was another. It was a fantastic opportunity to meet readers and library staff across the

My Holiday Reads

I’ve just had a week away in sunny Bulgaria. There was a pool at the hotel, a sea view and time to read: bliss. I started my first holiday read just before I left, and it sustained me on the plane and through the first day of learning the sunbed etiquette, and trying not to

Why I’ve de-activated my personal Facebook account

Since I joined it, my Facebook landscape has grown from a small village of family members, friends, and old workmates to a huge bustling metropolis. It became THE place to meet people, discuss politics, plan social events, but it was also where I began conduct an essential part of my business, the promotion and marketing

National Libraries Day

It’s National Libraries Day and what better day to announce that I’m thrilled to be one of ten authors taking part in Read Regional, a programme of events in libraries across the North of England. My events page has a full list of the libraries I’ll be visiting, as well as an update on some other

My review of the year 2015, good, bad and ugly.

In writing my review of the year, I’d have to say all was going well, very well, the main character was on a roll and the story arc built us up to a powerful mid-point, then there was a surprising twist, that nobody saw coming, a life-threatening situation, some heroism by a tall, dark stranger, and

Breaking news: TV Deal for Sean Denton

It’s wonderful to be able to share this breaking news of a TV Deal for the Sean Denton series of novels. The rights for To Catch a Rabbit and Bones in the Nest have been snapped up by Red Planet Pictures, the production company behind Death in Paradise (a series I absolutely love, like Poirot but with

Top New Yorkshire Novel

On Saturday October 17th, the Yorkshire Post Magazine was devoted to celebrating contemporary fiction and the New Yorkshire novel. They published their list of the best Yorkshire novels written since the turn of the millennium. I was over-joyed to see To Catch a Rabbit in that list, among novels by stellar names such as Kate