Welcome to my website. It has information about my books, and I look forward to hearing from you if you read them.
My blog is about what inspires my books, and the people and places I encounter while travelling with them.
My fiction has been published by small independent publishers, and I’ve been lucky to win or be short-listed for prizes for all of them.
If you can walk, you can dance won a Commonwealth Writers Prize for the best book in the Africa region. Uncertain Light and Somewhere More Simple were shortlisted in successive years for the International Rubery Book Awards – (described as ‘The Booker of Independent Publishers’). Details are on the web-pages for each novel.
My latest novel, Uncertain Light, starts when a peace negotiator is taken hostage in the mountains of Tajikistan. It draws on my experience of working internationally for Save the Children. This was also the stimulus for a short memoir, What Was Once A City, about my first few months working for Save the Children. It won 1st prize in Fish Publishing’s international memoir competition, and is published in their 2018 Anthology. Here’s a link to what the judge said about it: http://bit.ly/2IKWC6K
There’s more about my life and my writing in the section My Story.