Based in Yorkshire, my interest in writing came later in life following a successful career in Banking.
Combining writing novels with my role as a coach, mentor and international learning and development specialist, my experience in psychology, leadership and human behaviour has helped build the strong characters in all my books.
I took up writing as a hobby and completed my first novel, ‘Flying with Kites’, a harrowing and moving story based around the war in Kosovo, in just three weeks, in early 2010. It immediately acquired a cult following on the ‘Authonomy’ website with one reviewer calling it 'an important story that needs telling'.
My book subsequently attracted the interest of Fisher King Publishers who launched ‘Flying with Kites’ world-wide in September 2011. I have just complete my sixteenth novel which are detailed further on this site. Dates of publication are listed below.
Flying with Kites – September 2011
Taskers End - Dec 2012
Breaking the Bank - April 2013
The Sixth Pillar - October 2013
The Tinker - December 2014
The Coat – April 2016
Valley of the Serpent – May 2017
Smoke Screen – Apr 2018
Twelve – a Date with Obsession – Nov 2018
Exfil – Oct 2019
Trent Island - Oct 2020
The Baker’s Story – May 2021
All have received acclaim from readers with numerous 5* reviews.
My work was recognised in April 2014 when Flying with Kites achieved a bronze in the Wishing Shelf 2013 awards. In November 2014 I was invited to speak to the Kosovan Community at The British Museum in the presence of the Albanian Ambassador and in 2015 was a guest of the Kosovan Ambassador at the Independence Day celebrations at the Houses of Parliament.
The Sixth Pillar was #1 in the Military Download section on Amazon UK shortly after release and was a Wishing Shel Award Finalist
Valley of the Serpent and Twelve-a Date with Obsession were also Wishing Shelf Finalists
In interviews, I am regularly asked what inspires me to write and my response is 'to entertain people'. I try to do this by engaging the reader in strong plot lines and by keeping the reader guessing to the very end. My inspiration varies, but much is picked up from travelling.
I am available for book signings and talks about my work and writing in general.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow the links on the website