New cover


Free to be Tegan has a wonderful new cover! It is designed by Peter O’Connor of Bespoke Book Covers, and I think it is the best yet. My debut novel has been through two self-designed covers and one previous professional version, but with cover styles changing all the time it was right to have a refresh. The paperback features on the spine the beautful Welsh poppy painted for the original cover by my sister, Janet Nicholson.

The House Party


My latest novel is published on Tuesday 21 July by Boldwood Books. It is at amazon (click on the cover above!), kobo, barnes & noble, google books, etc, as a kindle book, ebook and paperback. You can also pre-order the audiobook narrated by Karen Cass, but that will not be published until a few days after the other versions.

I hope you will enjoy the new book. It is a little different from my previous novels. It starts with a mysterious death, which the central character, Beth, finds herself investigating alone. The setting is the Isle of Wight. There have been lots of positive pre-publication reviews such as “Truly a great puzzler with a superb ending! I HIGHLY Recommend!!!” You’ll find lots of quotes on the various sales sites and you can “look inside” the book on some of them (on amazon you can look inside the pareback, but not the kindle).

Boldwood Books


I am thrilled to announce that my next novel, The House Party, will be published by Boldwood Books in August 2020. The plan is for it to be published simultaneously as an ebook, paperback and audiobook in all the English-speaking jurisdictions on the same day. It’s with the copy editor at the moment, and I hope to be posting a cover reveal before too long. If you want to know more about the exciting publishing house which is Boldwood, simply click here to be taken to their website. Head over to my amazon author page for a short video of me talking about the new book.

No Stone Unturned

Great read

A book I have very much enjoyed recently is Pam Lecky’s ” No Stone Unturned”, the first in a series to feature her Victorian heroine Lucy Lawrence. Here’s my review on Amazon:

Absolutely loved this book. An easy, well plotted , exciting read, with lots of fascinating insights into Victorian England seamlessly knitted into the story. I loved the central character of Lucy, strong and sassy. I really look forward to more of her adventures. My husband loves Sherlock Holmes and said this book reminded him very much of his books.”

If you want to have a look at it, click on the cover above to see it on amazon.




Behind the Smile_ed2_eBook cover_final_v3

Behind the Smile has a new cover! It features the Longstone, which is an important location in the story, and is designed to match the other novel covers. I hope you like it. Thanks, as ever, to Ryan of loveyourcovers.


Free to be Tegan Goes Wide



My first novel, Free to be Tegan, is now available as an ebook in lots of other stores, as well as Amazon. Just search for it on Nook, Kobo, iBooks, Google Play, Scribd, or wherever you get your ebooks. And Catching the Light, which is free, is still available widely in all these places and many others. Both are also available at all Amazon stores and in paperback from various outlets.



“Holly’s Perfect Christmas?” is the concluding story of my short story collection “Making Changes”, and it’s available free at Amazon from 21 to 25 November in the UK here and in the US here . Holly has an idea for a dream Christmas with her partner in a cottage in Snowdonia. It is all planned, but then events start intervening and threatening to disrupt the idyll…

And if you’re interested in an audio book, there’s a promotion on Audible at the moment, where you can subscribe for half price for the first four months. You can listen to Catching the Light read by Petrina Kingham (see AUDIO on the line above underneath my name) as part of your subscription. Have a look here

Making Changes eBook cover