I live in Nottinghamshire, after living in various parts of the UK, including Wakefield, York, Derby, and the Yorkshire Dales. I enjoy reading, writing (of course), travelling, socialising and my new interest is… Kayaking!
So far in my writing journey…
I’m currently revising my psychological thriller and planning to self-publish this in 2021. Book one in the series will be based in York, book two in Jersey, and book three in New Zealand.
In February 2019 I was lucky enough to travel to New Zealand. During my time there I wrote a journal about our bucket list 43-day adventure. This is now available on Amazon.
I started a blog at the very beginning of my writing journey, it tracks the ups and downs of trying to get published and self-publishing. I need to mention that my blog posts are usually visited by ‘Brackets’ I will let you find out about him when you read it!
A Christmas Wish is my third self-published story, which came to life after I’d published a Game of Souls in December 2018. I had a lovely chat with a friend of my Aunties, and he asked me to write a Novella about a nice spirit. This led to me writing ‘A Christmas Wish’.
My short story, A night lost to the past, won third place in the Newark Book Festival 2018 writing competition, which was run by the Fosseway Writers group. This was well received, and many readers asked me to develop and expand the story. I published instalments each week on my blog. It is now available as an eBook. In 2020/21 I’m planning to further develop this story into a novel, which will be set in Newark on Trent, and during the English Civil War.
Another project I’m working on is a Young Adult Fantasy Novel. This is now with my beta readers and I’m hoping to publish this in Nov/Dec 2020. It has dragons in it! Never one to let my fingers have a rest and in true author style, the characters have dictated that I put everything aside and write a new story! This is a horror/crime thriller… along the lines of Silence of the Lambs… one of my favourite stories.