About Me

I’ve been a writer for a long time, working in the S-F and fantasy genres. I had two stories published in magazines in the 90s and tried to sell a novel, but in spite of some positive feedback, nobody bought it.

Real life intervened and I put the writing aside, but in 2011 I took early retirement, so I now have time for a second career. I have three works available on Kindle; two novellas and a collection of short stories. I did self-publish that old S-F novel, then it was accepted by Pro Se Press and came out in new e-book and print versions in January 2014. The sequel, With Amber Tears, followed in December 2015, along with an S-F/detective novella, Dead Men Rise Up Never, in August 2015, both also from Pro Se. I also have short stories in various anthologies from Nightscape Press, Pro Se Press, 18thWall Productions and Airship 27.

I’m still looking for a home for Warbird, a space opera so long that it might have to be split into two books, but I may have to self-pub it to get it out there. I’m also hoping to have books 3 and 4 in the ongoing Anna & Zenni saga out in 2016.

I write S-F with a bias towards the biological sciences (my day job was in microbiology) and usually a hint of humour. I tend to have female protagonists and like working in first person.

When I’m not writing, I like to make stuff. I’ve dabbled in a lot of crafts, but the current ones are knitting and making jewellery. I’m fascinated by tarot and have a largish collection of decks. I also collect glass – press-moulded candlesticks by Davidson and Bagley, and perfume bottles by modern artists – Richard Golding at Okra, Jonathan Harris and Siddy Langley. I like folk music, particularly electric folk – Steeleye Span and Fairport Convention – and also singer-songwriters such as Melanie, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot and Neil Young.

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