DS Jan Pearce Series now on Audible – get the whole series free…

I’ve been working with the wonderful Laura Brydon to bring the DS Jan Pearce series to Audible. I searched for…

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It’s Christmas and here is a free short story for you…

Readers are the most important people in publishing and I want to say a huge thank you by giving you a short story. Many readers have contacted me asking me for more of Ria and Janice from How to Play Dead. I’ve chosen a heart warming Christmas story from Ria and SafeMe – I hope you love it.

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Subtext: what lies beneath

Subtext is implicit. Subtext is a gradual understanding of meaning behind the text that develops as the story unfolds. Subtext can be something we turn to when we have nothing else.

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Divided we are not

Oldham gets a lot of bad press, including misrepresentation from Nigel Farage this week claiming that many areas in Oldham are ‘no-go areas’. It just so happens that the venue for my author event was smack bang in the centre of one of these areas. Alexandra Park, a beautiful Victorian space in the heart of Oldham, is often pitched by racists as somewhere race war battles are in full force every day of the week.

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