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 Amazon A Christmas Wish

Reviews:

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

Reviews

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

Reviews

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!!
Recommended!!


 


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 Amazon A night lost to the past

Reviews

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.