A spellbinding cast for the supernatural Sophie Morgan series

I don’t know many authors who haven’t conjured up an image in their head of what their character looks like.  Even if the edges may be a bit fuzzy, you get a feel for their build, their hair, the way they move, and the way they talk. It’s all wrapped up in the arduous weeks and months that we spend crafting them and the years that we live alongside them. Nothing is truer for authors of series who can spend entire careers with their leading characters and locations. I’m the creator of the Sophie Morgan urban fantasy series. The first…

The Waiting Room on Platform 3: a poem for rail travellers

Nestled twixt two platforms, Is the door to hell, A urine infused fox hole, Not worth your soul to sell.   The white paint is now yellow, It’s peeling off the walls, But there’s nowhere else to wait, Until the tannoy calls.   Samaritans helped the man, On the poster watching me, But his feeble smile’s still weaker than My brown-grey railway tea.   If there is a God, Then this is his waiting room, I’ve been sat here waiting ages, For that train which leaves at noon.  

Meet the Character – Charles Ferrers from The Sophie Morgan Vampire Series

I know some of my follower will have migrated from over my old author website and have been following me since I started my journey as a writer nearly six years ago. It was a humble start, scribbling short stories and half thought ideas, until I eventually came up with my Sophie Morgan Vampire Series Books. I republished them independently in 2016 after my US publisher closed. I’d had a stab before then on an indie basis, and I know many of you will know me even from then. But I’m also aware that many of you will be completely…

About my books: meet the character – Sophie, from the Sophie Morgan Vampire Series

Against the tradition of many good vampire slayers, Sophie Morgan is completely ordinary. Painfully so. She’s done everything that her family or the world  has asked of her – stayed away from boys, worked hard through school, gone to university and has got herself a job. Raised by her single teen mother and her grandparents, she’s practical, down to earth and has a work ethic which would make any employer proud. But then life takes a turn, one which we she won’t ever quite recover from.. Sophie has only dated one guy seriously and when he unceremoniously and rather surprisingly…

About my books: The Sophie Morgan Vampire Series

I’ve always enjoyed books by Charmaine Harris (“True Blood/ Sookie Stackhouse) and was a huge fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Being Human. It’s not surprising then that my first stab at writing books was to try urban fantasy. I use the word loosely as in my world, vampires are in many ways as ordinary as us. They have jobs, they have layers, they have obsessions. They are flawed. I wanted to write about a world where it could really happen, where it’s not all mirrors without reflections and ghostly pale faces. I wondered what it would be like…

Park Life: a short story about God, grief and gardening

Not that long ago, in a land where I didn’t have a toddler strapped to my leg, I used to write fiction.  Although I’m mainly known in the writing scene for my novels I first began writing short stories and flash fiction. One story in particular sprung to mind the other day. It holds a special place in my heart as it formed part of a collection written after my grandfather’s death. Perhaps my thoughts have turned to this as we deal with another bereavement. I thought I’d share it with you today as a bit of a change from my…