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Learning from Recovering MPs

As you might guess from my forays into Westminster politics with Valerie and Amy, our legislators fascinate me.

Vera Stanhope - An Idol of Mine

Before the pandemic, me and my wife had scrapped our Netflix subscription in favour of a BritBox one, and it's definitely come in useful.

What's Interesting to Me

For me, "writing what you know" is more about delving into the emotions you know and the things that interest you.


I think something in my mindset has shifted again in the last month because I’m finding it harder than before to concentrate.

Introducing Rhubarb Writing Shed

The eagle-eyed amongst you might’ve noticed I’ve added a new page to this website – one all about Rhubarb Writing Shed.

I Support Trans Rights

As someone with several trans people in my close circle and many more friends and acquaintances, I need to publicly support them.

Self Rediscovery

With coronavirus restrictions curtailing much of our normal lives in the last few months, we’ve all had to adapt to new ways of living.

Dabble - My New Favourite Writing Tool

I suspect most writers keep one eye out for something that’s going to improve their productivity and make their writing lives easier.

Early Draft Foibles

Back in 2010, there was a Goldfrapp song in the charts. You couldn’t turn on the radio without hearing all about rockets.

Enjoying Your Own Company

As I write this post, the UK’s under strict lockdown with people only allowed out for essential reasons.

Now Available - Such Crooked Wood

Just jumping in to say that my fourth novel Such Crooked Wood is now available to buy on Kindle and to read on Kindle Unlimited.

Location Inspiration - Such Crooked Wood

Yorkshire’s as woven into the fabric of the novel as the church and the bar are embedded into Lily’s life. It can’t be any other way.

Meet Lily - Such Crooked Wood

One of my favourite book series is Ellen Hart’s Jane Lawless mystery series, and that’s due to one of my favourite literary characters.

5 Ways to Help Authors Through Covid-19

Let me start by saying that I know this situation stinks and many of us are scared. We’re all dealing with it in our own ways, and I’ve...

New Site, New Chapter

Change is good for you, especially when the world’s in turmoil. As it happens, I’ve had this new website in the pipeline but recent...

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