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I'm the author of six published novels; The Days of our Birth, The Time Between Space, Everyday Magic, Being Alert!, The Things We Learn When We’re Dead and Love Potions and Other Calamities.

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Peter and Sarah grow up living next door to one another in a small town in the east of Scotland.  They also share the same birthday.  He’s not so bright, but she’s formidably intelligent.  She’s also autistic, and can’t understand why nobody except Peter likes her.


The days of our birth follows Peter and Sarah over twenty years.  His journey into adulthood is fairly effortless; hers, more complex.  It explores how two very different people can grow up as best friends, but never quite understand why they’re best friends and what they really feel about one another.


The book, filled with humour and poignancy, is an exploration of how people change, the things we could have said and done and, sometimes, how we can make things right again.


Peter and Sarah are finally forced to confront what they really feel, about themselves and about each other.  For them, it is also about realising that love and friendship mean more than the sum of their differences.

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There are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand on Earth...


Emma Maria Rossini appears to be the luckiest girl in the world. She's the daughter of a beautiful and loving mother, and her father is one of the most famous film actors of his generation. She's also the granddaughter of a rather eccentric and obscure Italian astrophysicist.


But as her seemingly charmed life begins to unravel, and Emma experiences love and tragedy, she ultimately finds solace in her once-derided grandfather’s Theorem on the universe.


The Time Between Space is humorous and poignant and offers the metaphor that we are all connected, even to those we have loved and not quite lost.


Also available on audiobook.

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Carole Gunn leads an unfulfilled life and knows it.  She’s married to someone who may, or may not, be in New York on business and, to make things worse, the family’s deaf cat has been run over by an electric car.


But something has been changing in Carole’s mind.  She’s decided to revisit places that hold special significance for her.  She wants to better understand herself, and whether the person she is now is simply an older version of the person she once was.


Instead, she’s taken on an unlikely journey to confront her past, present and future.


Everyday Magic is an uplifting book filled with humour and poignancy, and reminds us that, while our pasts make us who we are, we can always change the course of our futures.

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Being Alert begins in January 2020 as the British prime minister, Winston Spragg, first learns about a new illness that seems to be centred in a city in China that nobody has heard of.


Following in a long tradition of British satire, the book populates Downing Street and Whitehall with an inept prime minister presiding over a dysfunctional government as it deals with an existential threat that rapidly becomes a national crisis.


Like satires before it, the book uses humour to paint an uncomfortable picture of a government seemingly as concerned about justifying itself as working to protect the country.

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The Things We Learn When We’re Dead is a modern fairytale of love and loss.  It’s about the subtle ways in which we change, and how the small decisions that we make can have profound and unintended consequences.

On one level, the book is a simple story of a young woman’s life.  But, for those readers who want to make the connection, The Things We Learn is also a retelling of The Wizard of Oz: how a young woman in ultimately tragic circumstances comes to reassess her life and find a new beginning.





Love Potions and Other Calamities is a comic tale of love and unintended consequences. Rosie McLeod, pub proprietor and a gifted herbalist of local renown, is thirty-nine and holding, but only just. The talons of her fortieth birthday are in her back and her bloody, bloody husband hasn’t laid a lustful hand on her for months.


Rosie sets out to discover if her husband is having an affair, using deductive powers based solely on the careful preparation of plants and herbs. But as her well-laid plans entirely fall apart, the sighting of a large black cat sets off another chain of events.


Rosie now realises that a psychopath is on the loose – and that she’s been selected as his next victim.





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