Kelfor out now!

After a very difficult time, I am really happy to be able to announce that the new book, set in a completely new universe to the others, is out, both in digital and trade paperback formats.

I hope you like Remeny’s story as much as I enjoyed writing it.  Let me know, and please consider leaving an amazon review … they are ever-more important!





A 13-year-old slave girl working as a drudge finds herself catapulted into the centre of attention.

Remeny has no idea why she and her ill-assorted group of companions must undertake such a heart-stoppingly dangerous quest. But, as they flee brutal pursuit, she soon learns that

You can be a hero at any age

Can they ever reach Kelfor, and the astonishing secret it has kept safe for thousands of years? Will Remeny fulfill a mysterious destiny she doesn’t understand?

… Or will all the sacrifices be for nothing?


“A book the whole family can enjoy”


Here is the full paperback cover:


Bragging rights are relative (The grass is always greener!)

Ladder to success

I remember seeing a Nathan Lowell post years ago, when he reached 500,000 downloads on the Podiobooks site. I immediately envisioned the day I would be doing that very same thing. It would be the day I would be as popular a writer as he is, I thought. It seemed the epitome of success.

Except it never quite works out as you think, does it? About ten days ago I finally reached the magic half a million downloads. As dreamed of, here I am bragging about it. I should feel a success, surely?

Well, not so much. Of course I am delighted to reach that (for me) magic number. But I have learned that success is ALWAYS relative. It is like riches … wherever you are on the ladder, there are always more rungs to be climbed.  And my 500,000, four or five years later, has not put me anywhere near the rarified air Mr. Lowell – very deservedly – breathes.  But it IS a step on the way.

What constitutes success? Is it only to be measured in monetary terms? By that standard I am a VERY long way away, still. Or, these days, is it by download numbers?

Or perhaps, writers should only hanker after just a couple of good reviews. After all, from there to infinite sales may only be a matter of scale!

To all those of you have downloaded Valhai … and the rest of the series … THANK YOU! You have helped me to climb one more rung on the way up my own personal ladder!



Well, quite a lot happening.  The series has just gone up on Kobo with new ecovers, which are also gradually being used for the other versions too.  Here is what they look like:

These are much more screen-friendly, though I liked the old ones, too!

The other news is – as you can see from the QR code – the first two books are currently on promotion and available as a free downloads from Noisetrade

And book six in the Ammonite Galaxy series, The Namura Stone is due out in September this year.