‘Two nations. Four Lovers. One Destiny.’ I’m happy to announce the publication of my latest book, Pilate’s Daughter, a historical romance set in Roman Palestine. It’s only available on ebook for now I’m afraid, so sorry to all my paper-loving friends (I know, as a paper lover myself, I feel your pain). This book was written before the Poppy Denby series, but took a while to find a publisher (Endeavour Press). But now it has! I hope you enjoy it. For all my male readers – and female readers who don’t really like girly romance – do not fear. Despite what the cover might suggest, it’s not a schmaltzy love story. It’s actually quite dark in places with political intrigue – and a few bloody battles! You can download the book here: myBook.to/PilatesDaughter

Have you always wanted to write a novel but don’t quite know where to start? Or you’ve launched in a frenzy of creative energy then ground to a halt? Don’t let another year go by. I’m going to be running three courses this year, in collaboration with Newcastle City Library, Newcastle upon Tyne.The courses run for four weeks on Thursday evenings 5-7pm where you will join a small group of other hopeful novelists in fun, interactive and informative sessions.

Get That Novel Started 2, 9, 16, 23 March 2017 £65
Get That Novel Finished 1, 8, 15, 22 June 2017 £65
Get That Novel Published 5, 12, 19 October 2017 and 2 November 2017

You can pick and choose which of the courses you do – one or all of them! – but you will get the most out of the series if you start at the beginning.

For more information and to book your place visit Get That Novel Started – booking.

New Year review of The Kill Fee

Happy New Year to you all! It’s been a lovely start to the year receiving my copy of Northern Insight magazine with a review of The Kill Fee on p139. They say “Steeped in flapper girls, scandal and jazz age glitterati, The Kill Fee is a potent mix of history, mystery and sharp observation. A great thriller for the festive period and every bit as good as the author’s initial offering, The Jazz Files.”