Category Archives: Novels

Breathe – First Chapter preview

To celebrate Alias winning a 2019 Goldie Award for Best Thriller, I thought I’d share the first chapter of Breathe, my forthcoming romantic- suspense-action adventure-thriller (heh!) for anyone who wants a sneak peek. The text is beneath the cut, and … Continue reading

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Breathe: The joke with the 85,000 word punchline.

It all started with a ridiculous name. I was out jogging, my mind wandering as I tried to distract myself from my knackered knees and aching hips. I was in no rush to come up with another story – I … Continue reading

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Are We Having Fun Yet?

With the UK Bold Strokes bash taking place this weekend, the attending authors have been blogging on the theme of “fun”. My take on it all has just been posted, wherein I’m reminiscing about our accidental direttissima up a Welsh … Continue reading

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Bold Strokes UK Festival, June 2019

The 10th (crikey!) annual Bold Strokes Book UK shindig is nigh upon us, with a weekend of author panels, readings, Q&As, signings, and general shenanigans set to take place in Nottingham on June 1st and 2nd. As usual, the event … Continue reading

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New Novel on the Way (Slowly but Surely!)

I’m chuffed to announce that I’ve just signed the contract for what will be my eighth novel with Bold Strokes Books. Hee! The story is called Breathe and it’s a thriller/mystery/romance featuring Jemima Pardon, a paramedic with a stupid name, terrible … Continue reading

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Alias Released Everywhere Today!

For those of you who’ve been waiting patiently for the wide release of Alias – today is the day! It’s now available to buy as a Kindle/e-book and paperback from pretty much anywhere that sells ’em, and the audio book should … Continue reading

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Mountains, Manchester, Lakes, and Lighthouses – Setting the ‘Alias’ scene

A few years ago, a scavenger hunt sent me and my missus to the top of Mount Snowdon, Wales’ highest peak. The summit itself wasn’t much to write home about, but we were surrounded by spectacular mountains with countless paths … Continue reading

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