Publishing history

My first, spasmodic, publications included a number of articles which were published in The Aquarist and Pondkeeper and in professional social work journals in the 1970s.

Subsequently, and more importantly, my essay Don't Go on Holiday - Go Long Haul to Worcestershire won a prize in a competition and was included in anthology of travel writing published in association with Insight Guides in 1997.

The Story of Saint Kenelm - Prince, King and Martyr was published by the Romsley and Hunnington History Society (ISBN 1 897934 16 5) the following year. This resulted in my being asked to contribute articles to various local journals and to my receiving invitations to speak at public meetings. The print run of 400 sold out in a few months (but a second edition was published in 2007.)

Outlaws of Inglewood was published in 2007.

All my short stories and novels were written after I retired. The Golden Calendar came first.

I am a qualified social worker and have a master's degree in public sector management and an ordinary degree from the Open University which included studying local and family history. For more information about me, please click on About Me under the Home Page tab above or CLICK HERE.


Casual readers should be aware that most of the synopses reveal the outcome of the story.
You read them at your own risk of spoiling the story.
These pages contain synopses of all my completed novels. They are intended primarily for professional readers. Please click below on the novel whose synopsis you wish to read
Talon Sacker Talon Sacker Talon Sacker
The Golden Calendar The Golden Calendar The Golden Calendar
The Story of X The Story of X The Story of X
Better Dead Better Dead Better Dead
Escape into Danger Escape into Danger Escape into Danger
Compromise with Evil Compromise with Evil Compromise with Evil
Mobs Mobs Mobs