I was one of those children who was scared of everything. Even just a hint of questionable activity or a heavy atmosphere was enough to send me scurrying beneath the covers. Then, like Batman, I realised that to conquer fear I must become fear itself, and so my love of all things historical and grisly was born.

I write gothic historical fiction, based in and around Leeds and Lincoln. I have a lifelong love of Regency historicals, and a developing interest in mental health and psychopathy.

This blog is a trove of research, interesting facts and books I have loved along the way and, hopefully, a place to meet like-minded writers and fans of deathy historical fiction. I’m currently researching and writing a Victorian detective series set in a mortuary in Leeds.

My first book, His Wicked Shadow, was released in May 2014, followed by An Unnatural Daughter in December 2014.

The Review, book one in The Liberty Troupe Trilogy was released April 2015, and is a Regency mystery set in and around Leeds in 1814. For more details, click here.

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