My books…

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.

Book one available now.
Available via Amazon Festival of Time: Escape

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.

Hopefully this will provide some light entertainment during these terrible events happening to the world right now. Travel via the power of the written word…

Stay save everyone x

 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.

A Christmas Wish – A novella

Casandra struggles to provide the best Christmas for her family, everything she does is for her husband and three children. Having suffered loss in her life and always thinking of others, she finally makes a wish that is for herself… Woken in the early hours, Cas comes face to face with the past. Her wish will be granted, but only if she completes three good deeds by Christmas Eve. Will Cas complete her mission or face the consequences of the forfeit…

A Christmas Wish is my third self-published story, which came about after I’d published a Game of Souls in December 2018. I had a lovely chat with a friend of my Aunties, he asked me to write a Novella about a nice spirit. This led to me writing ‘A Christmas Wish’.

Available via a new publishing site very soon!

Previous reviews on Amazon

4.0 out of 5 stars A feel-good story for December

This is a heart-warming tale in the classic tradition: the wicked are punished and the good are rewarded. But it also touches on many of the anxieties parents have about their children. Perfect for the holiday season.

5.0 out of 5 stars Great story

Excellent story the author has a real talent for keeping the reader interested. Couldn’t put it down .purchased in paperback and on the kindle. Highly recommend

 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!!

A night lost to the past – A short story

A story about three friends on a night out, that ends in a way they never expected from their usual fancy dress pub crawl, in Newark-on-Trent.

This funny, but emotional journey tells the tale of Ric, Pete and Ben getting more than they bargained for when they break into Newark Castle, after a night out.

Be prepared to travel back to the English Civil War, and experience life through the eyes of the travellers. Oh, and watch out for the hobby horse…

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 completed regular instalments, which I published each week on my blog. It is now available as an eBook. In 2020 I’m planning to further develop this story into a novel, which will be set in Newark on Trent, in the present day and also in the English Civil War.

Available via a new publishing platform very soon!

Previous reviews om Amazon…

5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and engaging story

I really enjoyed this story. The author has a very engaging style that pulled me straight in. The characters were relatable, the writing witty and the plot pacy enough to keep me turning the page right up to the end. Looking forward to more from this writer.

5.0 out of 5 stars A charming tale of friendship and time travel

A witty and well-paced tale about friendship, time travel and history. Strong characters and plenty of humour make this an enjoyable read. Looking forward to reading more of this talented storyteller’s work.