There aren’t many days when I don’t write, because apart from being my job, I love doing it. It’s not only creative but deeply satisfying . I’ve been a freelance writer for thirty five years and haven’t been without a writing commission, working on books for many famous publishing houses. Most of this work was teachers’ resources for primary schools, as I taught that age group, education books for the high street and articles for professional magazines. Some were co-authored with a teaching colleague, which was great fun at the time.
And for many years I taught creative writing to the older children in primary, helping them become enthusiastic about stories. It was then I began writing and illustrating stories to read to them. Three of these were published independently as children’s novels and then, having caught the fiction bug,
I write every day, working entirely on computer. I can't wait to start because I've usually been thinking about the plot all night.
MY DEBUT NOVEL FOR ADULTS
This is Breaking Points. It's set it in a primary school, a place where life is full-on and passions can rage. It was a fruitful setting. Many workplaces are stressful and everyone has a different breaking point: some lead to utter destruction.
AND THE NEXT ONE...
My second book was a different genre, a time-slip novel, a thriller set in Medieval Anglesey and the present day. See The house between time . I'm now writing a prequel to that one due out for Christmas 2022. It's working title is The sound of Time.
REALLY GOT THE BUG - NOVEL NO.3
A Gothic tale of murder and mystery set in Victorian Manchester : A bouquet of nightshade.
AND THE SEQUEL : A legacy of ghosts
Set 20 years later at Haigh Hall in Wigan, the home of an Earl. It's WW1 and the house is being used as an auxiliary hospital. The house is haunted, the soldiers are haunted by the war; people take advantage; old scores are settled.
OUT FEBRUARY 2022