I'm a born liar following a life of fiction.
My first novels are The Witherstone Trilogy: Witherstone, The Hunt Begins, and The Book of Shadows, and I'm currently working on a new novel, with a couple of other ideas bubbling away on the back-burner.
I occasionally write short stories, often with a darker edge, and have written a play about three Pre-Raphaelite artists called The Loom.
When I'm not making things up, I spend most of my time in a library. I also occasionally deliver writing and reader development projects, including creative
writing workshops, and provide critical feedback in both fiction and academic
In previous incarnations, I was the project co-ordinator for the Lancashire Writing Hub for over two years, and before that was a University lecturer, teaching English Literature, and Creative Writing.
I also keep bees, but have no plans to give away any of their secrets.
You can contact me on Facebook and Twitter, usually when I should be doing something else instead.
For more on the Witherstone trilogy, see the Witherstone website.