Me with my father and eldest brother Joe in the background.
Me with my father and eldest brother Joe in the background.

Welcome to my home on the net. I am a traditionally published children's author with books available in some twenty five countries.  I love myths and legends but also detective stories, mysteries and and adventures. My first book, a play called The Idiot King, was published by Samuel French in 1985. Since then I have written across the genres, including detective novels, pirate stories and non fiction.

 

I lived in London and Brighton for many years but moved up to Yorkshire some fifteen years.  My current home is close to the sea in Scarborough, where I spend a lot of time writing on the seafront, drinking tea and trying not to eat too much cake.  

 

I also love travelling, both for work and inspiration.  My favourite countries to visit are Greece [for the history], Italy [for the food] and Spain [also for the food].  I have also recently visited schools in Jordan and Oman, both countries I have fallen in love with.  Click on the links above to discover more abut my books.


Me today, without the cute quiff.
Me today, without the cute quiff.