Kindle promo just in time for the Christmas holidays, more buying options and a sneak peek at A Pivotal Right

The Moral Compass is part of a promo on Love Books this month. Feel free to go over and check out all the novels on offer and fill your Kindle in time for the Christmas holidays.
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In other news, all three of my novels, Peak Hill, Throwing Light and The Moral Compass are now available through The Book Depository as well as from Amazon.
If you’ve read The Moral Compass (including the first three chapters of the sequel, A Pivotal Right) no doubt you’ll already have a mental image of Florence’s strong-willed daughter, Viola.  Here’s a pic from our recent photo shoot to whet your appetite for the release of A Pivotal Right in 2018.

The Blog Tour Bus Trundles On

I’ve been doing a blog tour for The Moral Compass over the past couple of weeks and have written blogs on a diverse range of subjects including a recipe for soda bread and which skin care products I use. However, most of the blogs are about writing craft. If you are interested in my words of wisdom 🙂 you can check  out a selection below:

Writing characters with accents

What type of stories are you writing?

Making soda bread

Why do I keep repeating myself? – Repetition in writing

Mind games – influencing your readers’ emotions

Don’t forget that there are still a couple of free copies of The Moral Compass (e-books) to give away to anyone who doesn’t mind leaving a short review on Amazon and/or Goodreads after reading it. Just contact me through the contact form to claim yours.

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Five free ebooks of The Moral Compass to give away

My first historical novel and the book one in the Shaking the Tree series, The Moral Compass is out now on Amazon.  I’m offering a free giveaway to say thanks to my newsletter subscribers.  The first five people to email me via the contact form on my website will receive a free ebook of The Moral Compass. Just put your name and email address in the message and I’ll reply to you with a copy of the book in either Kindle or e-pub format (let me know which you prefer).


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All I ask in return is that you take five minutes to leave a review on Amazon (if you’re an Amazon customer) and/or Goodreads after you have read the book.

As I’m sure you can imagine, getting my work noticed in a very full marketplace can be difficult and reviews are an invaluable way to spark the interest of potential new readers. So if you’re able to help me out by leaving a review, I’d be very grateful.



The Moral Compass is available now

Yay! The Moral Compass, my first historical novel and book one in the Shaking the Tree series is finally available on Amazon as an ebook. I hope to have the paperback out in a few weeks so watch this space for updates.

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Florence has a charmed life. The filth and poverty of Victorian London are beyond her notice as she attends dinners, balls and parties.

But when her father suffers a spectacular fall from grace, Florence’s world comes crashing down around her. She must abandon her life of luxury and sail to the far side of the world where compromise and suffering beyond anything she can imagine await her.

When she is offered the opportunity to regain some of what she has lost, she takes it, but soon discovers that the offer is not all it seems. The choice she made has a high price attached and she must live with the heart-breaking consequences of her decision.