Hello

I write novels, short fiction and poems for readers of all ages.

Out now: Goddess, a novel for adults based on the life of the remarkable French opera star and swordswoman, Julie d’Aubigny (also known as Mademoiselle de Maupin). Read more about the book, La Maupin, and the research here.

My previous books include two novels for young adults,  The Sultan’s Eyes and Act of Faith.

I’m also a journalist and editor who has worked on newspapers, magazine and websites. You can read some of my travel writing, feature articles and poems.

There are tips and resources for aspiring writers, and updates on my academic research.

Or you can read my blogs:

Header photo: Gianni Testore (stock.xchng)