How to do Sex Properly

It seems like a lifetime ago that I was involved in this book (sometime in the early 1980s). I worked freelance for a book packager at the time. They would put a concept together and see if if they could get a publisher interested. The book concept would sometimes be sold before it had beenContinue reading “How to do Sex Properly”

Will and Ned’s Adventure in Space

A few years ago I wrote and illustrated a picture book purely for my grandchildren. Picking it up again in an idle moment I realised that it could be re-written and re-illustrated for a wider audience. So I did that, packaged up the new version and sent it to a couple agents. The response wasContinue reading “Will and Ned’s Adventure in Space”

Hope Island

PitchAfter one hundred years society has emerged from three major disasters and Hope Island is a rural utopia. But greed, love, suspicion and desire still exist and for four young people life is complicated. BackgroundThis novel grew from speculation in the summer of 2019 that a viral pandemic was imminent, that the western antarctic iceContinue reading “Hope Island”

Life After Alison

PitchAlison dies leaving her husband, two young children, an estranged mother and her best friend to sort out their lives, but she never truly leaves. BackgroundThis is based on a thought that has been with me since I was a teenager and that I’ve never resolved and never will – what happens after we die?Continue reading “Life After Alison”

The Act of Falling

PitchFour students meet in the first few weeks of a new university year. Chance and friendship bring them together. Within a year two had fallen in love, one had fallen from a cliff and one had fallen from grace. BackgroundI wanted to set myself a personal challenge with my second novel. I chose a castContinue reading “The Act of Falling”

White Lies and Black Sheep

PitchRachel is eighteen and falls pregnant. It might be her boyfriends child or his father’s. When the father is found drowned, Rachel fears she is guilty of murder. She runs away from her childhood home and only returns as a 36 woman to learn the full story. BackgroundNot my first novel, but the first oneContinue reading “White Lies and Black Sheep”