Skip to Content

Homepage

Litpick Featured Author

Thanks to LitPick Student Book Reviews​ for making me featured author! Great to see my oldest novel published at last! (I was 11 when I wrote it…) ***How did you get started writing? I’ve always loved writing stories. I wrote my first novel when I was 11, a dramatic adventure in 10 chapters, titled Jill’s…
» Continue Reading

Shut Up & Read vlogs ‘Looking for Normal’

Fantastic review from Shut Up & Read duo Stephanie and Emily. The verdict is positive (phew!) ‘Entertaining reads – we would recommend them’ but the detail is really interesting. ‘Left Out’ resonated far more with left-hander Emily than with right-hander Stephanie, who was surprised at the idea that being left-handed could be important in somebody’s…
» Continue Reading

Interview by student readers

video trailer and review for 'Left Out'

My teen books are featured on litpick.com student review site and I had to think hard to answer their interview questions! Read the interview here and find out some of my secrets, like what I keep on my inspiration windowsill! You can watch and listen to top teen reviewer Ampster’s video review of ‘Left Out’…
» Continue Reading

Song Hereafter

Book 4 of The Troubadours Quartet

A date for your diary if you’re a Troubadours fan – NOVEMBER 13th! Yes, the last book of the quartet is on its way and that’s the publication date. Here is the wonderful cover designed for me (as always) by Jessica Bell Make sure you’re signed up for my newsletter to get advance news and…
» Continue Reading

Croatian students interview me

This is a very special interview. The questions come from Croatian students who have been reading ‘Left Out’/’On the Other Hand’ with their teachers and who wanted to know more about the book and the author. How wonderful for one of my books to go on adventures like this! You should be able to read…
» Continue Reading

Fortune Kookie cover

And here’s the paperback cover for ‘Fortune Kookie’. I love these covers! They have so much energy and feature images that fit with the books; the left-handed and prejudice themes for ‘Left Out’ and the paranormal/star signs for ‘Fortune Kookie’. I think Jessica Bell has done a fantastic job on the covers AND on the…
» Continue Reading

Looking for Normal Teen Books

Very excited about my new books!

‘Left Out’ is a completely new edition of the book published by y Lolfa as ‘On The Other Hand’ and the new edition has real WOW factor! ‘Fortune Kookie’ Book 2 of the series, was published as an ebook (Crystal Balls) but I’ve had my cover designer Jessica Bell create an interior that makes the…
» Continue Reading

Guide for Reading Groups: More Than One Kind

Life swap for a year; change your life forever. ‘You’re old and cold,’ are the words that end Anne Grüber’s three-year relationship with a fellow-teacher. A hurtful insult that she fears may be true. What chance does she have now of finding love or even an adventure? Then she sees an advert that will change…
» Continue Reading

The Book Magnet reviews ‘No Bed of Roses’

When a blogger and Troubadours fan wanted to review my modern fiction, I was very nervous – I know that readers who like one of my (many) genres don’t always like the others. So happy and relieved to get a thumbs-up for No Bed of Roses from Michelle Ryles​ of The Book Magnet. I now…
» Continue Reading

Benedictines and Bubbly

A week in the wilds of Languedoc-Roussillon was a wonderful family holiday but I did indulge in one visit to the 12th century. the Abbey of Saint-Hilaire is a historian’s dream and I couldn’t resist blogging about it here Sherlock and the Man has plenty of attention the rest of the week!