From the Author
After many false starts, I now have three books on Amazon Kindle.
The first, 'Lying in Wait' (98.5k words) is general fiction with strong thriller and romance elements. Writing 'Lying in Wait' confirmed something I had long suspected - that I didn't want to stick to a single genre in my writing. Being an Indie author frees me from the constraints placed on writers by many conventional publishers to write a book that fits easily into a slot on a particular shelf in a bookstore. E-books have changed everything, and as a writer I now feel free to go wherever my characters take me.
My second book is 'Meggie Blackthorn' (66k words). Meggie is an enterprising eleven-year-old growing up in the north-east of England in the early 1960s, who gets herself into one dreadful mess after another. Unlike 'Lying in Wait', Meggie contains no bad language, sex or strong violence and is suitable for all ages. Writing the first Meggie book made me realise I prefer to write character-based novels with strong plots, rather than a strong plot with supporting characters. I'm currently working on the second Meggie Blackthorn story.
The third, Friday 'Afternoon' is a short story of approx 1500 words.
I still love reading and get through dozens of books each year, but I absolutely adore putting pen to paper and creating stories that will entertain other readers.