Books & Stories

SPEAKING of LOVE was shortlisted for Spread the Word’s Books to Talk About in 2008 and sold 4,000 copies. But sadly its publisher, Beautiful Books, went out of business in 2011. It was reissued as an ebook through amazon’s White Glove programme.

My second novel, THE DANCE of LOVE, was published in 2014 by Buried River Press, now owned by Crowood Press. You can order it from Waterstone’s or from The Book Depository with free worldwide postage. And if you’d like an electronic edition you can order it here.

My third is a work in progress: its working title is FOR THE LOVE OF LIFE.

These novels are very different in tone and voice, era and setting, but the thing they all have in common is the difficulty we human beings have when we try to talk about what’s in our hearts.

I contributed an original creation myth to the JUST WHEN? STORIES in 2010 and, in 1995, I wrote the 30,000-word ending to Edith Wharton’s unfinished novel, THE BUCCANEERS.

Since January 2016 I’ve been contributing a story each month to Visual Verse, an Anthology of Art & Words. They email an image (if you subscribe) and writers submit stories or poems of between 50-500 words in response. We’re only allowed to write for an hour, but that concentrates the mind wonderfully. Visual Verse publish the stories and poems beside the image. Quite often they’ll tweet about the stories they like. It’s a very good discipline, it’s shown me I can write a decent story very quickly (sometimes!) and, who knows, these shorts might become the nucleus for longer stories … .

If you’d like to find out more about my writing, just click on the links on the left.

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