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 childhood books onto a second-hand typewriter, adding small plot changes to make them more suited to my interests, before coming up with my own stories. As a teenager I discovered Stephen King and the horror genre, which made me realise I enjoyed reading about the darker side of life, possibly because I’ve been the victim of sustained crime and have experienced horror first-hand. My favourite authors now are Joyce Carol Oates, George RR Martin, Daphne du Maurier and so many others.

During my career I’ve worked for various charities trying to stop the exploitation of vulnerable adults and children, as well as with prisoners, and I’ve worked as a coroner’s assistant, so writing crime fiction is a natural progression. As well as crime novels I also write short stories, several of which have been published in various anthologies in the UK and the US. I’ve also been shortlisted and longlisted for various writing competitions.

My first novel (The Girl Who Died – released 2015) was longlisted for the Mslexia Novel Competition. Since then I’ve written two crime series; one following Officer Dean Matheson on his quest to make detective and the other – published by Bookouture –Β  follows Detective Madison Harper as she tries to reclaim her life after spending six years in prison for a crime she didn’t commit. A full list of my books can be found here. My latest release is Little Girl Taken (July 2021) and 2022 will see the release of a standalone crime thriller and Detective Madison Harper book 4 (and maybe 5, depending on how fast I can write!).

I’m active on all social media (but mainly Twitter and Facebook) so look me up if you’d like to keep up-to-date with book releases and find out what happens behind the scenes with me, my characters and my feline writing buddies; Joey, Sookie and Teddy:

Enjoy looking around my website and if you have any questions, do get in touch!