NEW Writing

Find out here about my forthcoming books and how I write…

May 2021

My latest book is Arctic Star.  I was keen to write a naval story, having written books about the Army  (Over the LineThe Last Try) and RAF (Flyboy, Spitfire, Typhoon and Rugby Academy).

Arctic Star is rooted in the real-life story of the Arctic convoys, that Churchill called, “the Worst Journey in the World”.

Thanks to the Imperial War Museums for their amazing audio archive of naval testimonies and the private tour of HMS Belfast and the Russian Arctic Convoy Exhibition.  More here.

Summer 2021 : new writing

I am currently working on a new historical story for children. To sign up for updates as to how it is going please fill in the Writing Updates contact form below.

Coming September 2021 : Sudden Death

A fresh season brings fresh hope though in the form of dedicated new owners, intent on rebuilding Mel Park and restoring Melchester Rovers as one of the biggest clubs in Europe, in both the men’s and the women’s game!

But a new start means new challenges for Roy, Rocky, their family, and their teammates, and with Roy’s Dad’s condition getting worse, things aren’t about to get any easier both on and off the field… More here

Writing Updates


If you want to know more about my new writing please use the contact form below.  Please be patient.  Our replies are not automated so you will get a personal reply.

How I write

There are many stages to my writing “process” but here’s an indication …

Stage 1





Stage 2





Stage 3






If you are want to know more about how I write – often useful for teachers to show pupils – I have some short writing tips films here.


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More about all my other books for children here

Buy Books

Pre-order a signed and dedicated copy of my books from my local independent bookshop here.

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Email me here for more information or use my contact form here to ask me a question.

Thank you.

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