Three Roads A collection of fourteen short stories.
Available to buy from Red Squirrel Press here
How do the choices we make, willingly or not, define us?
A young man working in a menial job finds a way to grow closer to a lost love. A long-married couple’s relationship is tested by the arrival of a rare bird. With the benefit of hindsight, a woman recalls a childhood episode of acute appendicitis. An outing to a plant nursery brings simmering family tensions explosively to the surface. Two walkers on a beach, unused to the suddenness of a tropical nightfall, lose their way. The chance to grow flowers in a Cornish field brings two strangers together, allowing them both a chance to heal.
The characters in these stories find themselves at crossroads: for better or for worse, their lives are about to change. In settings which range from Cornwall’s hidden valleys to the grey, gold and green of Paris in spring, from Central Otago’s alpine lakes to the Milky Way’s river of light, come bids for freedom, transformations, and another chance to get things right.
Red Squirrel Press, 4 April 2022. ISBN 9 781913 632342
Winner of the Hall and Woodhouse DLF Writing Prize 2019
Long-listed for Not the Booker Prize 2018
A Big Issue Summer Read 2018
Travelling back to her home town with her young son, Sarah is ready to face up to what she ran away from ten years ago.
As delays and diversions force her to return to well-known places from her youth, Sarah reflects on the relationships within her family and the events of the past that have shaped her present.
Set in the wild, beautiful and unreliable landscape of southern New Zealand, this novella is an evocative story of a woman coming to terms with her past.
Fairlight Books ISBN 978-1-912054-48-0
Available online from Bookshop or by order from all good bookshops.
Cornish Short Stories: A Collection of Contemporary Cornish Writing
Nominated for a Holyer an Gof Award 2019
Edited by Emma Timpany and Felicity Notley. Published by The History Press, 2 April 2018 ISBN 978-0-7509-8355-6.
A new anthology showcasing Cornwall’s finest contemporary writers, combining established and new voices.
Order it online from Bookshop or order from your local bookshop.
The Lost of Syros.
Long-listed for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2016.
Now out of print, but I still have some copies left. Please contact me if you would like one. £5.00 inc p&p.