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Wednesday, 1 September 2021


 I haven't posted here for a while but I am very busy behind the scenes! Covid has prevented me from visiting schools and bookshops and I miss that a lot. However, I hope to be visiting a lovely independent bookshop very soon - watch this space! Regarding Waterstones, well my books are still on the shelves in some of their shops and they are also available to buy from them online. My books are also available on Amazon.

 Being a writer was becoming quite a lonely pastime this time last year but a lot has happened since then. I decided to join The Golden Egg Academy and I am so pleased that I did! I have made so many great writing friends who are in touch regularly with encouragement and support. My new book is well on its way and I'm having great fun writing it! This time it is a time travel adventure. I won't say more just yet.

In the meantime, please spread the word about my current titles. You can read all about them on my website

Thank you for all your support.  

Monday, 12 April 2021


 From today you can pop into your local Waterstones again! Please, when you're there, take a peek at my books for children. They are the 'Ghosts of Cockleshore Castle ' series including 'Septimus Smythe and the Spectre Detectors', 'Horace and the Stowaway/ Edward and the Book Crooks' and 'Mary, Maisie and the Missing Masterchef/ Conflict at Cockleshore Castle.'


Two books about the adventures of a ghost from Tudor times who joins forces with a boy called Thomas to become detectives! They are 'Watchman William Ghost Detective' and 'Watchman William Balloon Trouble.'

All of my books are popular with children aged 7+


Thursday, 25 March 2021

Ghostly Fun!

' The Ghosts of Cockleshore Castle' is a  set of five stories all about the adventures of  Septimus, Horace, Edward, Mary and Maisie.

   '  Watchman William, Ghost Detective' and  'Watchman William, Balloon Trouble', are two books about a Tudor ghost called William and his sidekick, Thomas. Together, they investigate mysteries in and around the village of Little Hardleigh.

Thursday, 18 February 2021



Read about Mary and Maisie the ghostly cook and kitchen maid at Cockleshore Castle. Their quest to find new recipes lands them right in the middle of a mystery. What has become of the great Charles Souffle, the famous chef?

Once you've solved that mystery, flip the book and read about a crisis at Cockelshore Castle. Will the ghosts and their friends stop Elmer J. Wutherington and save the castle?     

Tuesday, 16 February 2021


Read about Horace's adventures then flip the book to discover what Edward gets up to!
Two stories about the ghosts of Cockleshore Castle. Read about Horace and his cruise to Majorca when he discovers a stowaway onboard! Edward discovers that thieves are planning to steal valuable books from the castle library. Can he stop them? More fun from the castle for children aged 6+


Sunday, 14 February 2021


 Septimus Smythe is a ghost with a problem. He's the star attraction at the castle where he haunts, but  things haven't been going too well for him. He's been getting stuck in walls, appearing at  the wrong time, and removing his head has been getting harder and harder!

The other ghosts decide that Septimus needs a holiday to rest and recover. With the help of his new friend, Jack, Septimus is getting better and better at haunting. But then the Spectre Detectors arrive and threaten everything... 

The first of the Cockleshore Castle series, this story is suitable for children aged 6+.

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Fun Reads for Christmas

 The Ghosts of Cockleshore Castle - five fun stories in three books. The stories tell the adventures of 

Septimus Smythe who loses his haunting skills

 Horace, a ghostly sailor, who finds himself on a trip to Majorca

 Edward, the ghostly librarian who sets out to stop some book thieves 

and  Mary and Maisie, the cook and the kitchen maid who solve the mystery of a missing master chef. 

In the final story, Conflict at Cockleshore Castle, all of the ghosts and friends they've made along the way, get together to stop something dreadful happening to the castle.   

Watchman William - Ghost Detective and Watchman William Balloon Trouble are two books each with five stories. William and his sidekick Thomas set out as detectives to solve mysterious crimes that happen in around the village of Little Hardleigh. 

Take a look on Amazon now for special offers of some of my books.