About Me

About MeHi and thank you for looking in on me!

My favourite read is an intriguing family story with great characters and a touch of romance and that’s what I write. Some of my novels are set in the past and some are contemporary.

I am a member of the Romatic Novelists’ Association and I was presented with their Elizabeth Goudge Writing trophy in July 2016.

My latest novel, ROSE’S EVER AFTER, is a saga set in the colliery village of Linwood.

Thisis at the Amazon link. It can be also bought at any good book store.


“Rose’s Ever After” continues the story of Rose Kelly and her family.  The first book in this series is “Rose’s Choice”  – a heart- wrenching wartime saga of family, live and secrets – is the first book in the series  

Rationing, bombing, disease and pit disasters are part of Rose Kelly’s Workd War 2 childhood. When the spirited coalminer’s daughter discovers a family secret , she makes a choice that overshadows her teenage years. Rose tried to make the most of post war opportunities but family tragedy pulls her back to the rows She relinquishes a bright future for domestic duties because her family comes first. Will family ties get in the way of her dreams?

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The Unwelcome Angel is an emotionally gripping Christmas novella and you’ll meet more characters from Linwood. It is a wartime winter when diphtheria, the strangling angel, swoops on the village. Will the children get home for Christmas?
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My first novel ‘A JARFUL OF MOONDREAMS’ is available as an ebook or paperback from Amazon. It features sparring sisters, family secrets and a romance or two over an eventful summer.

My second novel, THE BARN OF BURIED DREAMS is about  talented actress Erin and  her sister Heather as they struggle to come to terms with drastic changes in their lives. They have buried their dreams. Can they support one another and make sure those dreams see daylight? How does a handsome Texan help them both?
The Barn of Buried Dreams
When I’m not writing about families and their relationships, I read a wide range of fiction. I review for net galley and add the ones I’ve enjoyed most on this website.
Professional ReaderReviews PublishedI live in the North East, on a beautiful stretch of Northumbrian coastline not far from the city of Newcastle, with my husband  and a Welsh terror of a terrier. The setting is used in my stories and a feisty little terrier has a cameo role in my second novel . My husband does not feature in my writing at all!
Nowadays, I’m lucky enough to spend part of each day writing and, at the moment, that is with the fascinating characters of my latest novel

Chrissie with Oscar