This is a photo taken in 2012 of me holding my first self-published paperbacks. I was very proud of them.
Welcome to my remaining self-published books.
These will be published in paperback by Pan Macmillan in May 2017 and May 2018 respectively.
In the meantime if you want to read them, you can download them by clicking on the image.
Tomorrow Brings Sorrow
Set in 1939 – 1959, this is a story of passion and love that is sometimes forbidden and sometimes driven by fear as the world faces many changes brought on by war.
Megan and Jack have found stability in their lives, but the threat of Megan’s schizophrenic son Billy, still casts a shadow over them. His release is imminent and for Sarah, Jack’s daughter, this opens up a fate she cannot fight. With her love and respect for Billy eroded over the years as she came to realise he has an evil core, Sarah now lives in fear of him and what he will do if she refuses him. Forsaking her true love, she marries Billy in an attempt to protect those who are very dear to her, but love and hate will out and the consequences are devastating
Those consequences are compounded by the incestuous love between twins Theresa and Terrence Crompton and their taking of all they need from whatever source they please. But, revenge is sweet for some, even if it eventually unearths a secret that will shake the very roots of the rich of Breckton and tie Jack’s life forever to those who have caused him heartache.
Judge me Not
Ruth, a beautiful young woman, has an affliction that sets her apart in the eyes of the ignorant peasants of the early nineteenth century.
Suffering the aftermath of the industrial revolution, they see her as a figure of ridicule. But they also fear her as they believe she has special powers as she hobbles around dragging her clubbed-foot. It is said that most of what has befallen them can be laid at her door and those she curses come to a bad end. Plans are afoot to burn her at the stake as is the fate of those considered to be black witches of the day.
When the Earl of Harrogate comes across Ruth and tries to help her, he falls in love with her, but he cannot cross the class divide, nor can he betray his betrothed, Lady Katrina even though theirs is not a love match, but one of necessity for the Earl, whose family fortunes have been squandered. But, can he live with this decision - must he? Even after Lady Katrina becomes his wife and betrays him with another man?
Ruth's saviour is Hill Farmer, Josh, whose love for her knows no bounds, but love cannot save all and Josh pays the ultimate price for trying.
Ruth ends up in prison. There, the abuses she suffers bring her low.
Can the Earl, save her? His endeavours to do so mean, Ruth, the Earl and Lady Katrina face a pivotal moment in their lives