Hello and welcome to my page! I'm a novelist with Headline, writing historical sagas set in the northeast mining village of Ryhope, which is where I grew up.
My novels to date are Belle of the Back Streets, The Tuppenny Child and Pearl of Pit Lane.
I’m also a prize-winning short story writer. My short fiction has appeared in magazines including Take a Break, My Weekly, The People's Friend and The People's Friend Fiction Special. And I am the author of the first ever weekly soap opera, Riverside, for The People's Friend magazine - the longest running women's magazine in the world.
A life-long fan of the soap opera Coronation Street, I run two Coronation Street fan websites. The Coronation Street Blog is praised by the Manchester Evening News as 'Excellent' and 'Essential Reading for Street Fans'. The site was a finalist in the UK Blog Awards 2016 and 2018.
I also run and own the internet's first and original Coronation Street fan website www.corrie.net, online since 1995.