"My passion is to write about events that happen in life and change everything for those involved as well as those caught up in the maelstrom. I want my characters to sit at your side, steal your attention and sweep you up in their story. Stories that will bring tears to your eyes, have you laughing out loud and sometimes, what they share with you, will stay  in your hearts for a very long time."


"Delightful characters, an intriguing plot and a more than satisfactory ending."


My latest publication, Serendipity, is a cosy mystery, a feel good read to escape in and it's my first foray into this genre.

A Gardner & Chattaway Cosy Mystery – Book 1

Craig Gardner, Private Investigator and his young Assistant, Roo Chattaway, find themselves searching for answers to other people’s questions, but is everything what it seems?

Why has Mark Cooper not returned home? Is a prominent surgeon having an affair? Could there be a connection between shoes being stolen and the untying of a houseboat? And, how did a body, found by a dog walker, end up in Robinson Glen?

Serendipity, is the first in a new series of cosy, feel good, mystery novellas.

Available in Kindle and paperback.

I am already busy on book 2!


One hundred and one years old and this is what this wonderful lady had to say about Serendipity

 “Absolutely enthralled by your book and characters, finding it difficult to put down!

….. I heard you came to writing novels later in life and I’m glad you did as your writing is so good it would have been a real shame if you hadn’t.”




I have EIGHT books published and by clicking on the images in the right hand column you can find out about each one.


A new feature starts on my Blog this month - My Happy Place

click on the links below to discover happy places to escape to

My Happy Place - Through the Lens




Inspired by my latest feature on my main Blog, My Happy Place, I have I have set up a new Blog – Through the Lens – to share a few of my photographs. I plan to update on a regular basis.

I hope you will find what you see interesting. Thank you!




When I’m not writing, running, taking photographs and all the other things that fill my life, I run Chill AWARDS for Independent authors. If you are interested in submitting to Chill Awards or reading for Chill Awards take a look at the web site and / or contact me via the contact form in the right hand column.

What readers are saying about my first cosy mystery, Serendipity. Click Here to read



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