There will be some promotional offers on Kindle editions of my books running from Saturday 1st August.

MASTER OF THE SCROLLS will start at approximately 99p from 8am for 5 days – increasing back to full price on 5th August.

THE MASTER OF PROPHECY will be FREE for the sam duration.

PORTRAIT OF SHADE & THE FIVE TORS will both start at approximately 99p from 7am for 7 days – increasing back to full price on 7th August.

Click the links on the MY BOOKS page to take you to the Amazon pages for these Kindle editions from Saturday 1st August to take advantage of these promotional offers.

The Master of Prophecy is free for the duration, but the others will steadily increase – so the earlier you buy the less you pay.



Hello all,

Well it’s been another crazy, crazy year.

The best laid plan of mice and men… isn’t that how the saying goes when you make a plan and cannot stick to it because everything else gets in the way? Well that’s how this year has been – again.

I’ve ended up working mostly full-time at White Stuff in order to pay the bills, and that has left me with little time (or energy) to do much in the way of writing. Most days I am out of the house before 7am and seldom get home much before 7 or 8pm, and once I’ve eaten dinner and taken the dog for a walk and watched a pitifully small amount of TV (usually the News and a half hour comedy or a 45 minute drama), I’m so exhausted it’s time to go to bed and do it all again the next day.

On those occasional days off? Boring stuff like housework and relaxing, and going off to Portsmouth on my weeks off to visit my Mother.

I write because I enjoy it, and although it’s kind of relaxing and therapeutic, it’s also quite mentally draining, so when I’m not in the mood I don’t write – not the best attitude, I know, but at the moment I’m not writing to deadlines set by publishers, or writing to pay the bills, so I write when I can and when I’m in the right frame of mind.

I am, however, finally – FINALLY – up to the penultimate chapter with the polishing of Death on Swift Wings, and have done a little more towards The Master of Time. Since it’s a new month coming up at the end of this week I think it’s time to ignore the exhaustion and crack on. A chapter a day/week to complete the polishing of Death on Swift Wings and then give it a final read through and then hopefully get it published before Christmas. And then press on with The Master of Time. If I can get that done by next year that will be 10 years since the last book came out. It’s hard to believe that The Master of Prophecy originally came out in 2006.

Where does the time go?

Hopefully in the not too distant future I will have more time for my writing. Perhaps I should hire a cleaner and get rid of the television for starters? Not sure how my husband would feel about the latter!

Oh well… time to get on with things. Be patient – it’ll be worth the wait… hopefully!?