My Books Chronologically


In the year 3519 Rozia struggles to rebuild her shattered life.

She uses her U-log,  written in obscure Wordtext that only a few can read, to help herself to recover from  a serious injury,  to mend  a broken heart and to come to terms with a demanding new role. Will her new-found friends be able to help?  Espceially when she meets an even greater challenge?

Rozia's U-Log, a heart-wrenching and life-affriming story, bridges the gap between books two and three, Babel and The Tower  of Gill James' Peace Child  series.  

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Other Ways of Being 

"Other Ways of Being" is an anthology of stories that ask us many questions about:

•otherness: Is a stranger a threat or is he just trying to help? It may be as clever as being a fortune-teller but is it helpful?

•other times: Is the wild woman really a little girl that she used to know? Will they be safe now or should they worry about the bright soldiers marching? Which horror does the deep sleeper hide?

•other histories: Who was that strange child? How did they manage to feed so many people?

•other worlds: Can a couple remain together even when their natures threaten to keep them apart? Is a seemingly incompetent wizard cleverer than he seems? What happens when an alien makes a mistake and almost gives himself away? Do animals help each other in their struggle against the damage that humans are doing? Who exactly is the lady in blue? Is Bradley’s the best story ever?

•our near futures: Can a man survive in a dystopian future if he has no more human contact? What can ATMs do when society goes moneyless? What happens when the money runs out? Just how smart will the smartphone get? Or driverless cars for that matter? Where will we find sanctuary when the extremists start winning? What happens to the clones when the blueprint gets sick?

•other sexualities and genders: Will we get used to Toni?


Girl in a Smart Uniform 

Girl in a Smart Uniform" is the third book in the Schellberg Cycle, a collection of novels inspired by a bundle of photocopied letters that arrived at a small cottage in Wales in 1979. The letters give us first-hand insights into what life was like growing up in Germany in the 1930s and 1940s.

It is the most fictional of the stories to date, though some characters, familiar to those who have read

The Best of CafeLit 7  

  • Each story in this little volume is the right length and quality for enjoying as you sip the assigned drink in your favourite Creative Café. You need never feel alone again in a café. So what's the mood today? Espresso? Earl Grey tea? Hot chocolate with marshmallows? You'll find most drinks in our drinks index.

    To be  .... to become  







To Be .. To Become is the theme of the 2018 Waterloo Festival Writing Competition. It is also the title of the e-book, which contains the sixteen winning entries. Some fantastic writing was offered and all of it was potentially publishable. We chose these because they told a good story, had a strong voice and were imaginative in their interpretation of the theme.
Entrants were asked to produce a short story or a monologue. Style was diverse and each story is completely different from the others.
This delightful English language anthology of literary fiction comes to you for under £2.50. 

Clara's Story 2018


Clara will not be daunted. Her life will not end when her beloved husband dies too young.  She will become a second mother to the children who live away from home at an early age in order to visit a rather special school.  When life becomes desperate for a particular class of disabled children growing up in Nazi Germany she takes a few risks. Is her ultimate faith in the goodness of human beings a fatal flaw that leads to her tragedy or is her story actually one of hope? 

The House on Schellberg Street

A story in three parts: about a special group of young people, about a Holocaust survivor and about the friends she leaves behind      
December 2017  


I co-edited this book. The stories are funny, sad, poignant - the glitter comes in the shades of dark and light.





Citizens of Nowhere 2017

 I co-edited this book and my story "The Wedding Next Door" features in it. Is a global citizen a citizen of nowhere?




Salford Stories  

All of the stories in the collection were written by people who have a connection with Salford. Thus many, but not all of the stories, take place in this robust northern city. The call for submissions was in honour of the Shelagh Delaney Day, 25 November. Charlotte Delaney, Shelagh's daughter, selected the winner, Neil Campbell with "Everything is Seen at Its Best in the Dark.



Spooking 2015

2nd edition of a young adult paranormal romance    

The House on Schellberg Street 2014 April

A story in three parts: about a special group of young people, about a Holocaust survivor and about the friends she leaves behind     

Veiled Dreams 2013 July  

A young adult romantic fantasy   

Fibbin' Archie 2013 April 

A writing experiment.  A young adult novel set in West Bromwich

The Tower 2013 April  

The third part of the Peace Child trilogy.

A Gallery for Nick 2012

Updated Kindle version of Nick's Gallery 

On This Day 2012 

Co-edited collection of stories that happened on the days big news broke

Otherwhere and Elsewhen 2012 

Edited science fiction collection

Spooking 2012

A light paranormal young adult romance 

The Best of CafeLit 2011 2012

Co-edited anthology of short fiction

Babel 2011

The second part of the Peace Child trilogy 

Build a Book 2011

Manual and photocopiable resource for teachers and writers. Helps students create their own books.

Hipp-O-Dee-Doo-Dah 2011

Edited anthology for primary school readers. Cover by Anthony Browne and foreword by Michale Morpurgo. Contains stories by Alan Gibbons and Lauren St. John. Supports Together for Short Lives.

Kiters (Lian Childs) 2011

Fantasy for 9-11

Devils, Demons and Werewloves 2010 

Short stories for young adults

Gentle Footprints 2010

Co-edited short story anthology book. Story by Richard Adams and foreword by Virginia McKenna Launched at Hay in 2010. Supports Born Free.

Going Places 2010

Edited collection of travel stories 

An Advent Calendar of Stories  2009 

An edited collection of stories for the very young

Alternative Renditions 2009

Edited collection of alternative version of well-known fairy-stories  

A Suitcase Full of Stories  2009

Edited anthology for primary children 

Disasters and Miracles  2009

Retold stories from the Bible. 

In the Shadow of the Red Queen 2009

Edited collection

Spooked 2009 

Edited collection of ghost stories

The Prophecy2009

The first part of the Peace Child trilogy

The Scum Bag  2009
YA real life story. Suitable 14+

Twelve Days 2009 

Edited anthology

Making Changes 2008 

Edited anthology

The Lombardy Grotto 2008 

Fantasy for 9-11

The World of French Revision 7-8 2005

The World of French Revision 8-9
The World of French Revision 9-10 
The World of French Revision 10-11
Fun French revision exercises for primary children.

Nick's Gallery 2004

A real-life young adult story about loss and coming to terms with grief - now out  of print - see A Gallery for Nick  

The Complete Guide to Learning a Language 2003

Exactly what it says!

Jason's Crystal 1997

Fantasy 9-11

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