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Festival of Time: Book One: Escape
The Festival of Time is upon them. The portals will open, allowing them to move between worlds.
Magic is in the air…
Can Thanan, Star and Pol escape the cruelty of the Masters and leave Luminosa?
Will Villian go forth like the legends of old and bring the Dragons back to Arcus in time to save his world?
Pathanclaw is desperate to find the ‘one’ and the female dragons they lost so long ago…
Humans should never have been taught the secret of magic…A story of friendship, magic, dragons, danger, battles, heartache, deception, love, lies and perilous journeys.
Available via Amazon Festival of Time: Escape

Book Two: Rescue
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Thanan, Star, Prince Villian and the dragon’s return to Luminosa determined to rescue all who are enslaved there.

They must succeed. The lives of the dragons on Suntra and Prince Villian’s kin on Arcus depend on it.

Can they rid the worlds of the Masters who want to rule across time? Will magic be lost forever if they do?

The Festival of Time portals will close soon. Can the friends rescue everyone and return home in time?

Book Three: Battle

They are running out of time.

Will the humans and dragons vanquish the Masters?

Will magic fail or thrive?

The Battle for Arcus has begun…

Blood, Sweat and Typewriters by Fosseway Writers
This is a collection of short stories, flash fiction and poetry from current members of Fosseway Writers. Featuring competition winners and content previously selected for other literary publications, this book also contains a wide variety of genres and styles from eighteen different writers.

Inside these pages you will find family dramas, beautiful travelogues, unreliable histories, personal recollections, unexpected twists, quirky tales and a taste of the supernatural.

They might not have been written on actual typewriters and the amounts of blood and sweat exuded might have been no more than a paper cut in a warm room, but playing the creative licence card is one of the perks of being a writer.

The Brinwade Chronicles

In a village nestling on a NottinghamBrinwade Chroniclesshire hill, hidden by ancient trees, off the beaten track but close to a web of rivers and roads, railways and power lines… there’s a crackle of something different, a hint of mystical doorways, tales of unusual in habitants, the irrepressible force of Nature, the Supernatural and the downright Unnatural.

Welcome to Brinwade Catlow, a village like no other.

The Chronicles contain twenty-eight stories written by a cover of thirteen authors from the Fosseway Writers. Be prepared for Gothic tales which span the years, which surprise and entertain… and which caress your senses with icy fingers of dread.

Available via Amazon The Brinwade Chronicles
I have a story in this wonderful Gothic book!

187 Kilometres, turn left

Join me, a pale, caffeine CLAIR BOOK 1addicted
Yorkshire lass and my Other Half
on a 43-day bucket list

A road trip around New Zealand
with a stop off in Singapore and

From the delights of Hobbiton,
helicopter rides, dolphin
watching, and medical dramas, to
the terrible tragedy in

£100 spending money per day…
a real guide to travelling on a

Available via Amazon 187 Kilometres, turn left

In February 2019, my partner and I embarked on our 43-day bucket list trip to New Zealand, Australia and Singapore. I wrote a diary every day and turned it into this book – over a year later and finally it’s in print.

The cover was created by Christine Goldschmidt.

 Who knew??? 2 September 2020
A very informative tour of NZ. I must confess outside of Lord of the Rings, a trip to New Zealand was only on the outside of my “must see” destinations. However this has made me think……
It is a wonderfully descriptive book told in the warm humour of a Yorkshire woman that gives real insight into the “how to’s” of a bucket list holiday.
Prices, car hire, insect bites and lack of nail varnish remover all get coverage in the author’s overview. I particularly never knew Glow Worms could be visited and enjoyed as they are in NZ. A nice bonus is plenty of pics are on the author’s website to accompany the book.
All in all, a positive experience and a welcome distraction from lockdown situations and inability to be able to plan holidays currently. Hopefully one day we can get on holidays like this. In the meantime – read this book!

 Fantastic 9 May 2020
Just finished reading this book. It was really informative and funny. It’s a must for for anyone thinking of embarking on a holiday/trip/journey of a lifetime. Although mainly focusing on the writers travels to New Zealand and Australia the travel tips could be used to save money and enhance your trip anywhere in the world. I can sympathise with the writer and the sand flies, nasty little devils. Found the last few pages with all the costings really informative, gives you a real perspective of how much you would need to save up for a trip like this. All in all an excellent travel book. Highly recommended.

 Game of Souls – A novella

 Would you confess your worst sin to save your Soul?
 What about your friends’ Souls?
 Eight friends gather for their Christmas party, a fun night  of Secret Santa, excellent food, and plenty of drinks. Only,  the evening does not go as planned…
The book has been opened, and the game has begun…
A terrifying night of confessions, secrets and lies. Will they all make it out alive?

Game of Souls was published Christmas 2018. I decided to write this novella following a Twitter/Facebook poll… a scary Christmas novella was the favourite!

Available via Amazon Game of Souls


5.0 out of 5 stars Expect the unexpected in this story! A great Christmas novella that can be enjoyed all year round.

This Christmas novella gave a great insight into all the characters which is often very difficult to achieve in a shorter book. Although the story is set at Christmas time, you could read it all year round, but be prepared to be scared if you are on your own! The cottage provides a great setting to the story and some great twists and turns along the way. Expect the unexpected! Read this all in one go!

4.0 out of 5 stars …. Not just for Christmas

A great read that can be appreciated any time of the year. Great writing and I felt really involved in the storyline. As a short story I think it had excitement, intensity and was totally engaging. I couldn’t stop reading. Looking forward to new work from this author.

Burning Old School Ties – A novel

Hercules Clay Comprehensive School is having a reunion to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Class of ’89. We follow eight former pupils as they return to a school, they left over two decades ago and none of them are the same as they were. Some have lost their way, some have blossomed, others have reinvented themselves and some are back for revenge.

A unique writing project, this is a collaborative novel by members of Fosseway Writers: eight authors, eight voices, eight intertwined tales within one story focused on one night.

Available via Amazon Burning Old School Ties


5.0 out of 5 stars Set in Newark. Great story.

Living in Newark, what drew me to the book was that it’s set here and in a time that I attended school. However the book itself is a really good read. Lots of content to the individual stories that all merge into one. Would definitely recommend.

4.0 out of 5 stars An entertaining read!

A very well edited project!
Even though there are several authors involved, the whole story progresses very nicely.
Quite a nostalgic look back on the nineties, meshed together in the drama of a school reunion. What I liked most was that many of the narrators concerns and “hang ups” are echoed in us all as we get older.
That, and the fact that many who seem villains aren’t necessarily all bad, and vice versa. A bit like real life!!