“Published author of romantic historical, adventure and thriller novels”
I am a classically trained musician and published author of four historical novels which range in years from the late 1930s through to the 1960s. Each of my novels tells a vivid and original story, giving life to characters with whom the reader can empathise and want to know more about. The settings are rich in period detail, with factual information (I love doing research!) woven into the storyline, giving colour and authenticity to the narrative.
I enjoy going to events and meeting people, selling signed copies of my books and introducing the worlds within them to an ever-expanding readership. I am available for book-signings and talks and have done several of these at various events and bookshops around Kent. In 2015, as a local author, I was invited to give a talk at the Folkestone Book Festival, which can be viewed on YouTube.
My novels are published by Ozaru Books and available to buy or order from all good bookshops and online (and UKCraftFairs events!).
Cairnmor Trilogy Synopses:
The Call of Cairnmor (Scottish mystery romance):
In the late 1930s, to the remote Scottish Isle of Cairnmor comes a stranger on a quest to solve the mysterious disappearance of two people and their unborn child - the heirs to an unclaimed ship-building fortune. He enlists the help of a local schoolteacher and together they seek the answers to this enigma as well as their own joint destiny. This first novel in the Cairnmor Trilogy moves between the rugged rural isle itself, a quiet country mansion in Oxfordshire, the industrial yards of the Clyde, and the chambers of London lawyers with a climax in the House of Lords.
Changing Times, Changing Tides (World War 2 adventure romance):
War has a habit of interfering with the best-laid plans, and so it was with the Stewart family and their closest friends. Deprived of the opportunity to simply enjoy life on the beautiful isle of Cairnmor, their lives are tossed from London to Singapore, through the turmoil of Dunkirk and D-Day, shaped and changed by the ebb and flow of circumstance and conflict. Later, love appears to triumph, but events move in a totally unexpected direction.
Where Gloom and Brightness Meet (family drama romance):
This final novel in the Cairnmor Trilogy follows the same characters into the late 1960s where different generations contend with infidelity, addiction and even a murder trial. It is a story of heartbreak and redemptive love, of long dead passion remembered and retained in isolation, of unfaltering loyalty and steadfast devotion - a story that also reflects the conflicting attitudes, problems and joys of a liberating era.
Message From Captivity (World War 2 thriller romance):
A diplomats daughter is trapped following the German invasion and a linguist is trapped behind enemy lines during the Battle for France. As Europe pursues its inexorable destiny thought the latter half of the Second World War, two individuals find their own fates unknowingly entwined thanks to a book left on a Channel Island beach many years before. Espionage, malice aforethought and romance combine in a story that captures the atmosphere of life under enemy control, and one that will lift the spirits and wrench the heart.
The Call of Cairnmor: ...a truly heart-warming story with lovely characters that one can relate to (Inverneill - amazon)
Changing Times, Changing Tides: one of the best reads this year... (Mr C Brownett - amazon)
Where Gloom and Brightness Meet: I loved this third book in the series... (P. Green - amazon)
Message From Captivity: a great story that keeps you guessing to the end (Brenda Burchell - amazon)
The Grand Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2XL
1 May 2017 - 10:00 till 16:00
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