Liberty Bazaar was one of Kirkus Reviews' 10 Best Indie
Historical Novels of 2015
I’m a journalist with 30 years' experience of reporting on major events as well as interviewing front-line politicians and business leaders.
Since 2001 I've been running my own journalism and PR consultancy. Previously I was a PR manager at global accountancy firm KPMG, and before that, a UK government press officer reporting to the Cabinet Office.
I've also held senior editorial positions on a number of daily newspapers and my freelance work has appeared in UK national titles including the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph.
Based in Bolton, Greater Manchester, I have a bachelor’s degree in history and politics from Queen Mary, University of London, and a master’s in creative writing from Manchester Metropolitan University.
Praise from Liverpool and the USA
“A thrilling account of intrigue, deception, violence – and forbidden love”
James M McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom
“Brings to light Liverpool’s involvement with the American Civil War and how real events could have changed the outcome. A cracking novel.”
Sean Styles, BBC Merseyside
“Tells of Liverpool’s secret role in a conflict that still divides the US ... brings the teeming streets of Empire-era Liverpool to vivid life.”