If you asked me ten years ago, is it possible to change your profession in your mature years, I would have said it would be very hard. But after completing my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Creative Writing and Literature, I found the skills and confidence I needed to start writing down all my novel ideas which had sat in the back pocket of my mind for many years.
Whether my writing will become my actual profession or just a hobby, time will tell. But what I can say with 100% certainty, I’m going to keep writing no matter what.
I have written four novels, A River of Fortune was my first published book and it won an a Readers’ Favorite Honorary Mention in 2021. The Interlopers (children’s novel) is now available through online book sellers, and Cloud Piercer (adult fiction) is about to commence its editing and proof reading stage. I am currently writing my fourth novel, which is a murder mystery.
Children's Sci-Fi Adventure
On the planet Lamatra, war breaks out between feuding colonies, a spaceship called the Zephyrus, escapes with a precious cargo of hundreds of children. Now on the run, they travel through space for nearly two years, seeking a refuge until it is safe to return home.
Back on Earth a talented Australian astronomer, Dr Charlie Featherstone, works for the CDSCC at the Tidbinbilla Observatory near Canberra. Charlie has always dreamed the dream of all astronomers; going into space and exploring the universe for intelligent life. Little did Charlie know that one day his dream would become a reality?
Discovering Earth, Lathaniel’s ship the Zephyrus, remains beside Jupiter, where they watch and learn everything they can about Earth and its inhabitants, in hope of finding a way to communicate with them.
A few months after their arrival, Charlie’s team at the Observatory finally discover the alien ship near Jupiter and their satellite on the moon. Once their excitement settles down Charlie calls a friend, Major Jack Murphy, who wakes up Canberra and the world to their discovery.
Taking a leap of faith, Lathaniel sends a private message to the Tidbinbilla Observatory and asks if they can meet, secretly. Charlie and his team agree to meet in a remote location. However, Charlie’s clandestine rendezvous is soon discovered, the Prime Minister is called to the U.N. to explain. Convincing the U.N. assembly they are not a threat, the Lamatrians land and settle in Canberra.
In return for sanctuary at the Tidbinbilla Observatory, they offer technology. Unfortunately, good intentions turn to disaster as splinter groups and powerful corporations seek to destroy the Lamatrians and their technology.
But we are not the only threat. Yet another threat looms closer to Earth. The Lamatrian shuttle explodes and sends an emergency message back to Lamatra and possibly into the hands of their enemies. Now Lamatra know the co-ordinates of Earth’s solar system, who will come? Not knowing who won the war or if it is still being fought back home, Earth must now prepare for a possible invasion. Earthlings and Lamatrians must now unite to survive.
A River of Fortune
Adult Fiction Adventure
What would you do if you found £1.2 million in a Devonshire river?
Maggie Malloy was a shy and predictable young woman, who found herself one day at a crossroads. The cruel death of a dear friend had left Maggie disheartened. But during a long walk along a Devonshire river, Maggie makes an amazing discovery. Life had just bestowed upon Maggie an appealing opportunity, albeit illegal.
Discovering a case full of money in the river, Maggie makes a life-changing decision – she keeps it. Maggie hatches a plan, and with the help of her four endearing friends; Morwenna, Anaya, Chloe, and Julie she sets her plan in motion by giving the money away to the people of Friars Meadow. Maggie’s life-changing decision will start the five women on a journey of enlightenment, charity, and danger.
Through Maggie’s journey, she learns the value of friendship and more importantly, how to live again. Not only do Maggie’s fortunes blossom, but so do those of her friends. Although there are some in town who distrust what the women are doing and start to investigate their activities.
Yet best laid plans start to unravel as those who stole the case are still looking for it and will stop at nothing to retrieve it. Unbeknown to Maggie, a small black box inside the case is far more valuable than the money itself and if it fell into the wrong hands could spell disaster for the government.
However, it isn’t just dangerous criminals who are searching for the case, the British intelligence agency, GCHQ are also searching for it. Jonathan Swift, a senior analyst has been assigned the task of finding it before it ends up in the wrong hands. His investigation will eventually lead him to Maggie’s door. But will Jonathan be able to save Maggie and her friends before it’s too late. Will Maggie be able to outmanoeuvre all threats and risk losing everything she holds dear? Who will find Maggie first?