Find me at...

The Kindle Ninja Book Reviews Blog, having a conversation over milk and cookies.

The Undercover Soundtrack of Bring Me Sunshine, on Roz Morris's wonderful music blog. 


A walk with the dogs - an interview by fellow author, Jane Davis


Guardian Readers' recommended self-published authors - I'm on the list!


Review of Bring Me Sunshine by Chicklish Author, Louis Plaja

Why not pop over to The Writer's Room and ask me a question? I would love to hear from you...

... read my interview with Paul Martin, coffee lover and founder of Self Publisher's Showcase, a place where the best independent publications in fiction and non-fiction gets noticed.


... or read my interview with fellow cool author and Mslexia Runner-Up, Katie Hayoz. Buy Katie's book, Untethered.





5 Great Rules for Writing Dialogue - my guest post on Lorrie Porter's wonderful blog, This Craft Called Writing.

Applecore Books - the home of realistic, conemporary fiction.

Write Yourself Better - my guest blog on The Long and the Short of it.

Magic Beans - need help editing or preparing your children's novel for submission or e-book publication? I can help.

Contemporary fiction for young adults ...

... human drama + real life problems = compelling stories you can't put down.

Breaking news...

The Brewery Arts in Kendal have agreed to host five more writing classes next term, beginning 22nd April. Come along and write with us, and have some fun!

The Undercover Soundtrack

Once a week Roz Morris hosts a writer who uses music as part of their creative environment. This week she hosts me! Discover the musical inspiration behind Bring Me Sunshine.

I am on the list...

... of The Guardian Readers' recommended self-published authors! 

Back in June, The Guardian Newspaper asked readers to tell them about the best self-published books they had discovered, and out of over 3,200 authors, they featured just 34 'great authors', including me! 

So a big THANK YOU to everyone who recommended Bring Me Sunshine.

Read my interview...

 ... with Jane Davis, where we talk about writing, inspiration and making the Guardian readers' recommend list.

You can read my books on prescription!

Middlesbrough Council's Young People's Books on Prescription service offers relevant books to young people in the area, for fre. Evidence suggests that books can make a difference to to the way people feel and react to difficult personal circumstances, and I am absolutely delighted that all Applecore Books are on the list. Bring Me Sunshine and Where Bluebirds Fly are two of just nine fiction titles, and Kate Hanney's wonderfully gritty novels are also there.

Three cheers for Middlesbrough Council! - See the full list here

Get your signed copy of Bring Me Sunshine here...

FINALIST in the Mslexia Children's Novel Competition 2012/13.


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Have a go at the BRING ME SUNSHINE jigsaw! 

KS2 and KS3 Schools' Resources Packs for Bring Me Sunshine now available - FREE!

Vote for BRING ME SUNSHINE in The People's Book Awards

If you have read and enjoyed Bring Me Sunshine, please click here to vote and/or comment. Thank you :)


Where Bluebirds Fly

Where Bluebirds Fly 

published by Applecore Books 


Do the Where Bluebirds Fly jigsaw!


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Also available for Kindle download

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Applecore Books

I am very excited to announce the launch of Applecore Books with my fellow writer, Kate Hanney.


Applecore Books are an innovative new publisher specialising in realistic contemporary fiction for Children and Young Adults.


We don't do fantasy, sci-fi, paranormal or futuristic - instead, we believe there's enough emotion, action, excitement and adventure right here, right now, in the world we all live in!