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About me

Hi there!

I’m a teacher, author and dreamer living near the New Forest in England. I write stories and novels as well as non-fiction.

Earliest memories are mostly of the pebble beaches around where I grew up in Sussex – the seaside towns of Eastbourne, Brighton and Hove.

Look at that sea, girls–all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen. We couldn’t enjoy its loveliness any more if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds. [L M Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables]

Something about the water’s edge makes me feel closer to the engine of my imagination. I guess it’s because this is a liminal place. The bit where the everyday human world or ‘land’ slips below the surface and becomes hidden beneath the restless ‘water’.

Best beach I’ve ever visited in another country? Hahei in New Zealand,  north island.

Hahei Beach, Coromandel, panoramio_ogwen





What kind of stuff do I write?

  • If you love romance with a paranormal/supernatural edge, check out my Templesea Series
  • The Ninth Portal series has a love story at its core, while a battle over who has ultimate power rages across nine parallel worlds
  • If you like short stories, have a look at Ghosts & Vampires of New Orleans. This book is the result of a bunch of writers meeting on a train from Chicago to New Orleans and spending a week together in the Big Easy…
  • And if you’re a writer – I’ve also written non-fiction books about that. Have a look at Novel Writing Blueprint & The Write State for a distillation of all I’ve learned from teaching creative writing for many years!