"There is no friend as loyal as a book."

Ernest Hemingway


Here is what I do for a living: I write books, I read books, I talk about books, I write about reading books and talk about writing them...


2016 was a big year for me me as a writer, with TWO new books  - TIME FOR JAS, the last installment in the BLUEBELL GADSBY series, and LYDIA, my take on the youngest Bennet sister from Pride and Prejudice! Right now I'm editing my first middle-grade novel, a boarding school/gangster/adventure story set in the wilds of Scotland - you can read the announcement about this here.  I'll post the GORGEOUS cover just as soon as my publishers will let me (it's a closely guarded secret).


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