These are the books I am currently working on. Cover images are for illustration only, and may change before the books become publicly available as, indeed, may the titles. All the information on this page is, of course, subject to change as storylines develop and as texts are reviewed and revised.
The Hannice Knight trilogy:
(Parts 1 and 2 are available on Kindle, the full trilogy will be available on Kindle and major eBook platforms from March 2020)
As Knight follows Knight
As Knight follows Knight will trace the stories of Hannice Knight, his wife Sophie, their son David and his wife Jess. It will explore their relationships with each other and with the family business that Hannice inherited from his father, Maurice, and that he will eventually pass on to David.
I’ll know more about is as I write it…
As Knight follows Knight was written for NaNoWriMo 2018 and is serialised on this site.
A Novel Approach
Rory Rogerson, retired security operative and part-time novelist returned home from an evening at the theatre with Rebecca, his head-teacher wife, to find their home ransacked. When the police reacted to his report by telling him that they had no resources to attend and investigate the burglary, Rory decided to emulate the hero of his latest novel and take the case on himself.
being written for NaNoWriMo 2019
The Improbability trilogy:
MS Waist of Space
Waist of Space, part one of the Unlikelihood series followed Commanders Tarquin Stuart-Lane and Meredith Winstanley; hapless heroes of the Royal Space Regiment; who were sent on a mission to the Moon from which they were not expected to return. There they met with a group of aliens, descendants from the occupants of one of a number of ships sent from the planet Borbor many generations earlier, who had forged a living of sorts under the surface of the moon. These aliens, Borborygmi, were matchstick thin and stood in excess of three metres in height.
It became apparent, not only that the Borborygmi remaining on their home planet were testing a new kind of spacegoing vessel: one that, incredibly, had the ability to be in many places at the same time, but also that the group on our moon had received a full backup of the plans on their computer when the vessel passed close-by during its maiden test flight.
Part two, FLATUS (Fantastically Large Assembly for Travel at Unbelievable Speeds), follows our dynamic duo as they help the Borbor diaspora to build their own multi-locatable craft (and the Royal Space Regiment to build one, too).
Will the ships be built and if so, will the drives work? If the Borborygmi’s pinching of their forebears’ plans amounts to plagiarism, what term can be used to describe the RSR’s pinching of the pinched plans? What are the possible effects of having potentially three such vessels in finite space at one time? Will the apparent ineptitude of key personnel inadvertently result in disaster, or will it unwittingly avert it?
FLATUS — The most unlikely spacecraft never built? was written for NaNoWriMo 2017 and is serialised on this site.
Waist of Space, part one of the Unlikelihood series, followed Commanders Tarquin Stuart-Lane and Meredith Winstanley; hapless heroes of the Royal Space Regiment; who were sent on a mission to the Moon from which they were not expected to return. There they met with a group of aliens who had forged a living under the surface of the moon, and whose forbears were testing a new kind of spacecraft.
In part two, FLATUS, our dynamic duo help the aliens (and the RSR) build their own multi-locatable craft. Will the ships be built and if so, will the drives work? What are the possible effects of having three such craft in space at one time? FLATUS — Fantastically Large Assembly for Travel at Unbelievable Speeds. The most unlikely spacecraft never built?
Part three follows the preparation and development of the Gap Travel Initiative (code named GTI) and the developing relationships among and between species, races and genders. Will humankind achieve the nirvana of limitless travel and if so, at what cost. Stick with Tarquin and Meredith as they navigate their route through an uncertain future.
GTI — serialised on this site. To be concluded.