... to my website, and thanks for dropping by. Here you can find out more about me and my writing, and my work with other writers.
I'm delighted to say that my first book of creative non-fiction, This is Not a Book About Charles Darwin, will be published by Holland House Books on Darwin Day - 12th February - 2019. I've blogged more about the project over at This Itch of Writing, and I'll be keeping this site up-to-date as we head towards publication.
My debut novel The Mathematics of Love was shortlisted for several prizes including the Commonwealth Writers' Best First Book. The Times called it "That rare thing, a book which succeeds on every level."
My second novel, A Secret Alchemy, reached the Sunday Times bestsellers lists: the Daily Mail called it "Powerful and convincing". My third novel is in the works.
My first non-fiction book, Get Started in Writing Historical Fiction was published in March 2016, as part of the famous Teach Yourself imprint. My short fiction has won prizes, and been broadcast on Radio 4.
I have taught courses and workshops from Zurich to New Zealand, by way of York and Milton Keynes, and worked with writers at all stages of their development. My blog, This Itch of Writing: the blog, is read by creative and academic writers, and industry professionals, around the world.
Whether you're an individual beginner, an established author, or a festival or course director, click through to my other website, This Itch of Writing: the studio, to find out more about what I can offer you.