About me

Hello and welcome to my author website!

Here you will find my blog and information about my books, so it’s a great way to stay in touch with what I’m currently writing.

A little bit about me… I have been writing ever since I was a small child. I used to copy my children’s books onto a second-hand typewriter, before coming up with my own stories. As a teenager I discovered Stephen King, became obsessed and read everything he ever wrote. Although I love reading crime and horror, I also read widely outside that genre. My favourite authors are Joyce Carol Oates, George RR Martin, Susan Hill and so many others. According to Goodreads I average 55 books a year. If only I could write as quick as I read…

I’m originally from Hampshire but I have also lived in Cornwall and now Nottinghamshire. My day jobs (outside writing) have been as diverse as working with prisoners, older people and teenagers, to working as a coroner’s assistant. I now write crime thrillers and I’ve had short stories published in various anthologies. I’ve also been shortlisted and longlisted for various writing competitions.

Although I’ve been writing all my life, I only recently started submitting my work to publishers. My first novel – The Girl Who Died – was longlisted for the Mslexia Novel Competition. And my debut crime thriller – Who Cares If They Die – was accepted for publication by two publishers within a few months of being written. I signed with Ruby Fiction and it is now available as an ebook/audiobook and paperback.

Book 2 in the Dean Matheson series – Where the Snow Bleeds – is now available as an ebook and audiobook, and book 3 is finished and coming soon!

I’m active on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook if you’d like to keep up-to-date with book releases and find out what happens behind the scenes.

p.s. Here are my writing buddies – Sookie (caramel), Joey (white underneath) & Teddy (ginger).

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