I was a writer and journalist for more than 40 years, a university lecturer for seven,
and have had an interest in The Occult for more than 50.
As I am ‘retired’ now, I write full time.
The stories of The Pendle Witches have fascinated me since I was a teenager - which
is why I felt I had to bring their ‘descendents’ into my writing.
I also love Lancashire and my birth town of Manchester where I grew up, so again,
they feature in my stories - plus the area in which I live now, the lovely village
of Chipping and its wonderful surrounding countryside.
To mark the launch of my latest novel -
‘THE ILL-STARRED EXILE OF JOHN SMITH’ - I am offering brand new editions of all
my Detective Inspector Stone Supernatural Crime books at a massive