It’s Time to End the Silence

I want to introduce you to Darryl. He’s 28 years old, a trainee psychiatrist living in New York City. He grew up in The Hamptons and had all the trappings of a privileged lifestyle. He received all the emotional and physical nurturing a child could ever need. After the loss of their parents Darryl’s much […]

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Sneak Peek! – Tainted Love – Chapter 1

I’m so excited! Release day is getting closer and closer, but there’s still so much to do. You’ve all patiently listened to me rattle on about Tainted Love, Faith and her family for so long now that, today, I thought I’d give to a sneak peek inside… Chapter One 7th October 1999 Dear Little Brother, […]

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

For me, the October spotlight has always be pink. I’ve always done my little bit to support the amazing work done for cancer research. And I will continue to do so. But, in the US, October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As you know, over the past ten months my romantic rose tinted world […]

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How Do Horror Novelists Sleep At Night?

I never intended to traverse the world of domestic violence, be that in a fictional one or in the real world. My character made a passing reference to his sister’s former abusive relationship and now she’d moved on. That was all.  But this sister, her name is Julia, she had a story to tell. And […]

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Why Do I Free Write?

I love to free write.  Honestly, I should do it more often. When my characters won’t “talk” to me, or when perfectly good scenes aren’t making sense, or when I’m just not feeling that novel anymore, I know the worse thing I can do is force it. So I take my notebook and a pen […]

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Novel Excerpt – Behind Closed Doors

While Tainted Love is going through the rigorous editing process prior to publication I am working hard on book 2 of the Valentina Secrets Series. Here’s a sneak preview of what I’m working on at the moment. Behind Closed Doors – Chapter 12   Late Friday night my now official fiancé brought a courier parcel […]

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Sharing the Light with Laughter

I love all the things that are bad for me I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I don’t do drugs… I DO COFFEE. It gets me through the work day. I am more than willing to pay for my coffee. Now in the UK, I pay more than £3.50 for my caramel macchiato and at […]

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The Basement – Part Three – Finale

Wednesday I posted Part One of my 3 part short suspense The Basement. And on Friday I posted Part Two.  Today we conclude Andie’s journey.  “I don’t understand what we did” Andie’s eye searched the rugged features of his face. Surely they had to be familiar to her? But as he stood there, hands causally […]

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The Basement – Part Two

Wednesday I posted Part One of my 3 part short suspense The Basement. Today we continue with Andie’s journey.   Their murders permanently stained Andie’s memory like the blood on her white linen slacks. A scream as fresh as the day her parents died snapped Andie back into the present and the cold basement. The […]

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