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Welcome to my website. I'm a Scottish novelist of historical and contemporary romance and intrigue, tween books

and a prize-winning writer of short stories, articles and poetry.  

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Latest News

PF Venice Story
Penned Poetry
Dark Delusion

I was thrilled to see my historical short story set in Venice, An Unsuitable Suitor, published in the latest issue of The People's Friend Special Summer magazine! And even more delighted to hear my story being mentioned by the fiction editor on their FB discussion.

I'm delighted to be one of the international poets included in this new anthology, Penned Poetry, which is being sold in aid of Parkinson's research.

My latest Victorian Maryanne Mystery novella, Dark Delusion, is now available in e-book and print!

Maryanne’s first visit to London in 1860 with her cousins, Emily and Charlotte, does not go quite as planned. Although excited at meeting with her beloved Richard again while attending the theatre and Crystal Palace, the elder cousin is proving a challenge.


Charlotte is behaving strangely and has never quite recovered from the disturbing events at Mulberry Manor the year before. Who is the mysterious person with whom she has been corresponding all year?


With unsettling séances, a disquieting demonstration of mesmerism, and questions about the charming stranger befriending Charlotte, Maryanne is determined to solve the mystery. But can she prevent her cousin from remaining lost in the fine line between delusion and reality?

Other Writing News

I was delighted to win the recent little Flash Fiction competition in the Romantic Novelists' Association Romance Matters magazine with my story, Confession!

My article, Competition Entrant to Adjudicator, was published in the Writers' Forum magazine!


My short story, A Sixpenny Posy, is published in The People's Friend Annual 2022 which is now in the shops!

One of my poems, Chocolate Box Memories was published in the collection: To Dads - with Love! The details of the collection are on the Poetry page.

A little story was recorded for the Stories for Lip Reading site where you can see it being read.

One of my historical short stories, A Healing Touch, was published in the People's Friend Special magazine. Plus, I was Writer of the Week on the PF website!

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