News Updates

5th October 2020

Delighted to share the link to my cyberlaunch for Tripping The Flash Fantastic.  Hope to see you there at

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Delighted to say my new book, Tripping the Flash Fantastic, is now out (Chapeltown Books). I’ll be talking about this book on Chat and Spin Radio on 3rd October 2020 and hope to share the link to the interview later.  I will also be appearing on blogs in the next couple of weeks and will share the links.

And I’ll be holding a cyberlaunch on Saturday 10th October 2020 between 7 pm and 9.30 pm UK time. Hope to see you there! Book cover and screenshot of some reviews below.

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I will share latest publication news updates here and details of events I’m taking part in.

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Podcast News!

The link takes you to a bonus Chandler’s Ford Today post. I was delighted to take part in The Writing and Marketing Show podcast hosted by Scottish crime writer, Wendy H. Jones. We discuss flash fiction and I share tips and some thoughts on where to find publication etc. Hope you enjoy! This is the first time I’ve taken part in a podcast and it was good fun.


Music and books are going to be great boons during the current situation. They are marvellous comforts anyway but whatever you enjoy on either or both fronts here, I hope you have a wonderful time catching up on what you want to listen to/read.

Talking of which…

Would you like a free book?

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Magnetism will not be on sale anywhere and it is a great advert for the kind of stories you will find published by Bridge House Publishing, Cafelit, and Chapeltown Books.

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Keep safe, keep well, God bless, be kind, and have a good read!

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