Thank you for visiting my website. I am a saga writer, living in beautiful North Wales. Moving here was the fulfilment of a lifelong dream, but my writing is inspired by my Mancunian roots.


I am represented by Laura Longrigg at MBA. My books are published by Allison & Busby (hardback, ebook and paperback), Magna Large Print and Isis Soundings (audiobooks).


Join me on my Facebook page. I am always delighted to accept friend requests from readers.


You can also chat with me on Twitter.


To find out about my books, click on the tabs at the side.


Pre-Publication Price

The Sewing Room Girl can be pre-ordered on Kindle for just £2.86 on Amazon UK and for $3.96 on Amazon US


Here is my page on Fantastic Fiction


Latest News:





October 18th saw the paperback publication of A Respectable Woman.


I was thrilled to receive flowers, chapagne and a familar-looking card from my writer friends Kirsten Hesketh, Kitty Wilson, Cass Grafton and Jane Cable. You may remember that the five of us enjoyed a wonderful writing retreat in Bath at the beginning of the month.




Currently, I am working on:


Book 6 is going well and I have signed up to NaNoWriMo to get it finished and, who knows, to get book 7 started...



My Blog


I post a fresh blog once a fortnight at the weekend. Generally, the posts are to do with books - writing them or reading them - but other topics also creep in. Do take a look and leave a comment if something interests you.


Last week I started a new series on my blog, in which authors are invited to tell us more about a favourite character from one of their own books, as well as choosing a favourite character from something written by someone else. To get the series started, contemporary romance author Heidi Swain has written a guest post about two characters she loves.


The next new blog will appear on October 27th and will feature Jane Cable's contribution to the Take Two Characters series. Jane writes novels about tanged relationships and her books always include an intriguing mixture of suspense and mystery.


Jane's debut novel, The Cheesemaker's House, was a finalist in the Alan Titchmarsh Show's People's Novelist competition and won Words for the Wounded's independent book of the year award in 2015.


My favourite of her books is Another You, because it is that rare thing - an engrossing novel that makes you think.


I hope you'll drop by and meet Jane on my blog next week.

In the meantime, here is one from the archives for you. If you are wondering about the mention of NaNoWriMo (in the 'Currently working on...' section), here is a blog I wrote about it this time last year. I hope it inspires some of you to join in with the Annual NaNoWriMo Madness!


My bedtime reading...


I am listening to...


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Living by the sea:


I love living in Llandudno. We've been here for five years now, but that "Wow! We really live here," feeling never goes away.


Take a look at some of my favourite photos by clicking on the Llandudno tab.


The latest section shows my favourite place in the whole world. Scroll down to the bottom of the Llandudno page to see where I mean.