I’m a writer from Oldham, near Manchester, in the North West of England. I write long and short commercial fiction with a subtext of the human condition. I also write news articles and opinion pieces. More about me here.

My latest novel The Agreement was published 4th September with Bloodhound Books. You can order it here

Random Acts of Unkindness, the first book in the DS Jan Pearce series, is a book very close to my heart. I am very pleased to announce that Bloodhound Books are re-publishing the series with new covers to reach a new audience!

Here’s the beautiful cover for Random Acts of Unkindness – you can order it here along with the rest of the series.

I am delighted to announce that I have signed a three-book deal with Bloodhound Books to publish The Replacement and two further psychological thrillers. The Replacement was published on 3rd April 2023 – you can buy it here!

This will be followed on 4th September 2023 by The Agreement, a second psychological thriller.

Please click here to buy any of my titles from Amazon. They are available in ebook and paperback – some are also available in audiobook format on Audible. You can also find my books in Waterstones, WH Smiths, and supermarkets. More to come very soon!

I am absolutely honoured that my writing has been reviewed nationally. You can see the reviews, praise and articles by clicking the logos below. Thank you to all readers and reviewers everywhere, you make the publishing world go round!

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Forever Manchester

Jacqueline Ward podcast on Forever Manchester

Perfect Ten

Daily Mail

Perfect Ten in the Daily Mail

How to Play Dead

Literary Review

How to Play Dead in the Literary Review

How to Play Dead

Daily Mail

How to Play Dead in the Daily Mail

How to Play Dead

Love Reading

How to Play Dead in Love Reading