Welcome, Gail Aldwin!

From Gail’s #WIP, The Girl and the Tutor… It was well after five o’clock when Stephanie prepared to leave the office. Glancing through the window, a great belly of cloud suggested a downpour was likely. She opened her desk drawer expecting to see her foldable umbrella tucked beside the desk tidy which always contained aContinue reading “Welcome, Gail Aldwin!”

Welcome, Natalie Cammaratta!

From Natalie’s #WIP, which has the working title, Princess of Air… Another fit of giggles totters my shoulders until a shock of cold water hits my face. I gasp and jump to my feet. “Marcus, that was completely unnecessary!” “Everything you do is unnecessary. Perhaps I’m learning from your example.” “Of all of us, ArabellaContinue reading “Welcome, Natalie Cammaratta!”


Exciting news to end the year! My new novel, #Underrated, is available to pre-order! Just click https://mybook.to/underrated! It’s the third novel in the Glasshouse series, and, like The (D)Evolution of Us and Glasshouse, it’s a standalone. It’ll be released by #darkstrokebooks on #ValentinesDay2022 – no accident, given its cover! Also, as I have now writtenContinue reading “Underrated”

Welcome, Jessica Thompson!

From Jessica’s #WIP… “Hey gorgeous!” Josh called as the door closed behind him.             “Hey handsome!” Violet raked her highlighted chocolate hair under her festive witch’s hat and responded to her friend as her cheeks blazed. No matter how many times he said that to her, and no matter how platonic she knew it was,Continue reading “Welcome, Jessica Thompson!”

Welcome, Sue Barnard!

From Sue’s #WIP, Fortune’s Fool… Fortune’s Fool is a sequel to my novel The Unkindest Cut of All.  Both are set in the world of amateur dramatics.  This extract is from Chapter One. As Sarah and Katy waited for their first scene, Sarah took the opportunity to resume their chat. “Have you done anything likeContinue reading “Welcome, Sue Barnard!”

Christmas Present

The definition of ‘Christmassy’, it seems, is universally understood. My four-year old son came up to me today, declaring, “Mummy, I’m feeling Christmassy!” He’s probably overheard me saying the word to someone – I have actually already felt ‘Christmassy’ this year – but I know I’ve never explained to him what it means. I’ve neverContinue reading “Christmas Present”

Welcome, Rose McClelland!

From Rose’s #WIP… Olivia The night she died; she was wearing that killer red dress. I hated her the minute I saw her arrive. She sashayed over to our table, glossy hair billowing behind her. It was one of those spray-on dresses, the kind that clings to every inch of skin – provocative, unforgiving, deadly.Continue reading “Welcome, Rose McClelland!”