King William IV


Wish I could buy this pub


I was very sad to discover that this pub is no longer open. Those of you who have been following my stories know that this is when my first story started, way back in the seventies. I was hoping to return to this pub in May, and take them a copy of my book. It wasn’t to be. Apparently there is a ‘for sale’ sign outside and the pub is being auctioned.

Times change, and not always for the better!

To buy a the story that originated in this pub  click on

Guy at the Bar Amazon

Guy at the Bar Amazon UK

Girl on the Beach (Smashwords)

At the moment it is only available as an e-book. Paper back out soon.

So sad the pub is closed.

Guess what I have!!!!!

74 paper pages!

After a long day at work, I came home and checked the mail, and look what I found!

I have a book in print! I feel so important, a paperback with my name on the front.

Of course this is just my copy to proof read, so it will be a couple of weeks before it is available for sale on Amazon and Smashwords.

It is so very exciting though!

A book I can sign and put a special message inside to give as a gift to someone.

I love it!

The last eighteen months, whilst I have been writing and learning how to get published, have been extremely exciting for me. This book may never be a best seller, but its mine!

Buy it, I think you might enjoy it.

Already available as an e-book from Amazon and Smashwords.


Girl on the Beach (Smashwords)

Girl on the Beach (UK)

Girl on the Beach (US)

Exhausted Author

Now on Amazon

Phew, what a weekend!

I got up really early yesterday to make a few changes to this story before it could be sold on Amazon. Just a few minor things that I had missed in the first round of editing.

I am eternally grateful to Nick Taylor from ‘Darkfire Productions’ (my publishers), Jenni Gasparrini (my editor) and Mike Brooker (who produced this fantastic cover). Without their help and guidance I would never have got this book published.

Also my ever patient husband who explained things I couldn’t understand, solved my Mac v. Microsoft problems, and loaded this book onto Amazon for me tonight!

WOW, did that sound like an Oscar speech or what.

This book is currently available from

Tomorrow it should be available on Amazon. Hopefully by the end of the month I will have a paperback available on both sites too.

I have learned that writing the book is the easiest part of being an author. The process of publishing this book and then marketing the book takes more time and energy, especially when its your first time. I am just so happy to have actually got this far.

It would be fantastic if my books became popular, and I made money, but if I don’t, well it was fun trying!