Like most authors, I'm so happy sitting at my desk playing with my imaginary friends in my novels, I don't really have time to worry about the fact that it's quite a solitary occupation. But whenever I get the chance to go out and about meeting other writers, readers, and anyone interested in books or writing, it's a treat. 


I really enjoy giving talks about writing to groups like the WI, U3A, Rotary and Lions clubs, etc - and of course to writing or reading groups and libraries, in the areas around my Chelmsford and Torquay homes. Please get in touch with me through the Contact page if you're interested in booking a talk, book signing or other event.


I also enjoy talking on radio or giving interviews to newspapers, magazines and blogs, and have had lots of support in this way through the local Essex and Devon media.   






Chatting on the radio to Tony Fisher at BBC Radio Essex when my last book, 'Escape to Riverside Cottage' was published; and to BBC Radio Devon the following day.

Face to face events have been difficult of course, since the pandemic started, but I hope to soon be out and about meeting readers again. Meanwhile here are some memories from pre-pandemic times!

​Saturday 15 February 2020:  Book signing at Maldon Books, High Street,

Maldon, Essex, to sign copies of

'The Lonely Hearts Dog Walkers'.

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AuthorsAt event, at Westcliff Hotel, Southend

Friday 7 February 2020

Multi-author book signing and launch of

'The Lonely Hearts Dog Walkers'

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Talking to Tony Fisher on

BBC Essex Radio,

      13 January 2020

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Talking to members of The Living Tree Cancer Support Group in Bridport, Dorset

in October 2019, about the benefits of feel-good fiction, and Pets As Therapy.


Taking part in a book festival at Galleywood Heritage Centre

          in September 2018