Author of the Hidden Crown


The Sheriff of Jorvik – Northland 1185

Coming soon! A new novel set in the alternate-history universe of Northland and Ængland – The Sheriff of Jorvik


When the King’s silver goes missing in the depths of the Scirwood in the winter of 1185, Royal Sheriff Thurstan Ælfsson is sent to investigate. He soon discovers that all in the shire forest is not as it seems. Between warring families bonded by bloodfeuds, jealous lovers and faceless bandits, he finds that even sheriffs become targets when faced with myths and romantic legends. 


The Hidden Crown on offer!

The Hidden Crown kindle e-book is currently on offer on Amazon for just £1.68.

Please feel free to share with anyone you think might be interested in picking this alternate-history adventure up!

The Hidden Crown released

The Hidden Crown was officially released today. Many thanks to everyone for their support, not least to Top Hat Books.

Hope to see you at one of the signings!

Two more signing sessions confirmed

Two more signing sessions can now be confirmed at Waterstones!

19/12/2013 – 5pm Waterstones, King St, Lancaster (Late night Thursday Christmas shopping)

21/12/2013 – 2pm Waterstones, Corn Mrkt, Lancaster

This is in addition to:

14/12/2013 – 2pm Lancaster Library – Talk and signing

16/12/2013 – 2pm Carnforth Bookshop

Hope to see you there!

Win a signed copy of The Hidden Crown

jhp51befe46ee477With little more than two weeks to go until the release of The Hidden Crown, it’s competition time.Enter the sweepstake here,, via a Facebook app, to win a signed copy of the Hidden Crown.I will announce the winner on 13th December, the release date.

Good luck and feel free to share!

Book signing event dates

Two book signing events can now be confirmed:

14/12/2013 – 2pm at Lancaster Library – a small talk followed by a Q&A session and book signing.

16/12/2013 – 2pm at Carnforth Bookshop – book signing session at one of the North West’s finest bookshops – over a hundred thousand second hand books in over a dozen rooms – this is what a second-hand bookshop should be like.

More signing sessions to be confirmed soon!

Release date announced!

Exciting times! The Hidden Crown is due to be released on the 13th December 2013, in both paperback and ebook editions. The book will be available in shops and through Amazon – more details to follow!


The Hidden Crown – Cover Preview

The Hidden Crown - Cover Preview

The cover for my first novel, The Hidden Crown.