Hello, and thank you for visiting my website
I had a go at various aspects of the writing world - editing, proof
reading and reviewing before deciding novels and short stories were
my ‘thing’. After studying h a creative writing course, I published a
few short stories and entered some competitions, but it was a visit
to Israel which inspired my first novel, Two Weeks in the Sun. Like
most first efforts, it’s still lying in a drawer but from then on, I
couldn’t stop, and The Apothecary’s Gift, published by Whydown
Books in 2003 was the result.
After that, I travelled back a century and To Thine Own Self, set
during the Commonwealth, was published lin 2011 by Troubador. Two
vastly different books set in two very different eras. Both can be
viewed by clicking on the books link above, and both are obtainable
via Amazon. My apologies to Kindle readers - only To Thine Own Self
is available as a Kindle book at present.
As we all know, promotion is the thing, and I’ve been doing just that!
I started with a very successful launch at Stamford Arts Centre,
where press publicity attracted plenty of response, not surprising as
their famous hotel, ‘The George’
makes a prominent appearance
in the book. I followed this with
another launch at my local pub
(where friends and neighbours
literally poured in!) and a
signing at Waterstone’s.
Although I am a history buff, I
concentrated on the near past
last year, and produced Pas Des
Deux for a Cop, which is now
avaialable to download for
Kindle at Amazon. It deals with
a confrontation between a New
York detective and a Prima Ballerina from Covent Garden!
My short story, It’s all in a name’
written under the pseudonym of
Leah Campbell, was recently
Highly Commended in the
Winchester Writers’ Conference
Shorter Short Story competition.