As a compulsive writer, I have authored over twenty books – novels, collections of short stories, volumes of poetry, and some non-fiction – and contributed to a number of others. As an independent publisher (via the Coverstory books imprint), I have also helped surface the work of other writers to a wider audience; this includes multiple anthologies in which over a hundred contributors have had their work showcased – some being published for the first time.

Writeral.com is my primary location for all matters associated with my writing. It contains details on my writing projects, excerpts from books, and individual blog pieces.


Coverstory books

Coverstory books is the publishing imprint originally set-up as a vehicle for the production of my own work. The success of Coverstory books has since enabled me to offer the imprint as a home for other writers whose work I have been honoured to play a part in seeing through to publication.

2022 will see Coverstory books kick-on again. For more information, please check out the website.



Photorway.com is where I post some of my best photographs. Taken over a number of years – and across a number of continents! – these presented either as individual images or collected into projects or themes.

A number of these photographs have been adopted as Coverstory books book covers, and a few are available on Adobe’s photograph library.



NEWS! – A competition win!

I am delighted to announce that I have won First Prize in the Short Story competition for the 2022 Swanwick Writers’ Summer School. This is a prestigious prize, and I am absolutely thrilled! Swanwick Writers’ Summer School has been captivating audiences for over 70 years.  Believed to be the longest running residential writers’ school in the world, …

Now published: “Selected Poems: 1976-2022”

I am delighted to announce the publication of my latest volume of poetry, a selection of some of the best pieces across my previous seven volumes. For further details – and links to Waterstones, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble – please click here.

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