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There Is A Reaper: Losing a Child to Cancer

There Is A Reaper: Losing a Child to Cancer

Indie B.R.A.G. Medalion Honoree - January 2017

SILVER MEDAL WINNER - 2016 Readers Favorite International Book Awards - Memoir

MEDALIST - 2015 New Apple Book Awards for Best Memoir

WINNER of the 2015 TISBA Award

FINALIST Independent Author Network 2015 BOOK of the YEAR

FINALIST Beverly Hills Book Awards 2015


"...it gave me chills...made me weep" JoeS #amazon

"...you will need a box of tissues!" BMQ #goodreads

"...I laughed and cried out loud..." Arlene P #amazon


FIVE-YEAR-OLD CHRISTOPHER AARON has always been a whirlwind of heroic action, leading his brothers into all sorts of youthful mischief. A mysterious illness suddenly plunges him and his family into a frightening nightmare of hospitals and doctors and extreme therapies far from his small-town home. Can his doctors diagnose his strange disease? How will he and his family adapt to a bizarrenew world they have been thrust into?

Heart-wrenching, searing, and powerful, There is a Reaper immerses the reader into Christopher's intense struggle against his pitiless foe as he matures and transforms in the white heat of his epic battle.

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Billy And Ant Fall Out: Pride (Billy Growing Up) (Volume 2)

Billy And Ant Fall Out: Pride (Billy Growing Up) (Volume 2)

For 7 to 9 year old boys and girls.

Arrogant pride makes a child feel so important that they would rather do something wrong than admit they have made a mistake. Could pride be playing a part in your child’s negative behaviour?

Billy Field says something nasty to his best friend Ant Turner, and they row. Ant goes off and makes a new friend, leaving Billy feeling angry and abandoned. Billy’s pride will not let him apologise to Ant until things get out of hand.

Is Billy the sort of person to have as a friend? Will it be possible for Billy and Ant to be mates again? Can they overcome their differences?

Billy And Ant Fall Out is the second title in the Billy Books series. Each book addresses a unique topic—bullying, arrogant pride, jealousy, lying, stealing, lack of self-belief, understanding money, and secrets. Written to help parents, guardians and teachers deal with the issues that challenge pre-teen children; each topic is presented in a gentle way through storytelling. Setting the issues in a meaningful context helps children to understand the challenges, and to see things from a different perspective. The books act as icebreakers allowing for discussions of difficult subjects. Additionally, each title is supported by a free activity book to reinforce the learning, while having fun.

Buying this book today will support your child in dealing with arrogant pride—a negative and unhelpful emotion. More info →
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Billy Has A Birthday: Bullying (Billy Growing Up) (Volume 1)

Billy Has A Birthday: Bullying (Billy Growing Up) (Volume 1)

For 7 to 9 year old boys and girls.

Bullying is an issue in many children’s lives. This book will help to make your child bully-proof.

Billy Field celebrates his tenth birthday with his school friends, but Eddy Jost is upset at not being invited to the party. When Billy receives a special present from his granddad Eddy finds out, and wants it for himself. Using bullying tactics Eddy takes the present, leaving Billy devastated. And worse, Billy feels he has to keep his loss a secret from his parents and granddad.

Max Turner, Billy’s best friend's sister, wants to help Billy, and she tells Billy's granddad. Max and Granddad hatch a plan to recover the present.

What is Max’s plan? Does the bully get what's coming to him? Will Billy get his present back?

Billy Has A Birthday is the first title in the Billy Books series. Each book addresses a unique topic—bullying, arrogant pride, jealousy, lying, stealing, lack of self-belief, understanding money, and secrets. Written to help parents, guardians and teachers deal with the issues that challenge pre-teen children, each topic is presented in a gentle way through storytelling. Setting the issues in a meaningful context helps children to understand the challenges, and to see things from a different perspective. The books act as icebreakers allowing for discussions on difficult subjects. Additionally, each title is supported by a free activity book to reinforce the learning, while having fun.

Buying this book today will support your child in the battle against bullying; a destructive and unpleasant behaviour. More info →
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Billy Is Nasty To Ant: Jealousy (Billy Growing Up) (Volume 3)

Billy Is Nasty To Ant: Jealousy (Billy Growing Up) (Volume 3)

For 7 to 9 year old boys and girls.

Jealousy only really hurts the person who feels it. Help your child to understand how this emotion stands in their way to feeling happy.

Billy Field and Ant Turner are involved in a school production. Billy believes he deserves the most attention, and the prize for being the better student. When his best friend Ant receives both, he feels jealous. For Billy, it isn’t fair, and he’s afraid he will lose his popularity as Ant becomes the centre of attention. Billy blames Ant for how he’s feeling and wants to get his own back. He tries to turn people against his friend, and even tells lies. Ant has done nothing wrong, and doesn’t understand why Billy is behaving the way he is.

What can Ant do to stop Billy from being so nasty? What will it take to restore their friendship? Does Ant want Billy as a friend in future?

Billy Is Nasty To Ant is the third title in the Billy Books series. Each book addresses a unique topic—bullying, arrogant pride, jealousy, lying, stealing, lack of self-belief, understanding money, and secrets. Written to help parents, guardians and teachers deal with the issues that challenge pre-teen children; each topic is presented in a gentle way through storytelling. Setting the issues in a meaningful context helps children to understand the challenges, and to see things from a different perspective. The books act as icebreakers allowing for discussions of difficult subjects. Additionally, each title is supported by a free activity book to reinforce the learning, while having fun.

Buying this book today will support your child in dealing with this all too common but negative emotion. More info →
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Billy And Ant Lie: Lying (Billy Growing Up) (Volume 4)

Billy And Ant Lie: Lying (Billy Growing Up) (Volume 4)

For 7 to 9 year old boys and girls.

Lies are told for a number of reason but most often to avoid getting into trouble. Help your child realise why telling the truth is always the better option in the long term.

Billy Field and Ant Turner mess about on their way to school, and stop to buy sweets. They arrive late, and to cover up for their misdemeanour, they tell their form teacher a lie. As always, there are consequences. When the police turn up at school investigating a robbery, Billy and Ant's lie is discovered. Do Billy and Ant get into trouble? What are the consequences of their lying? Will their parents or others be able to trust them again?

Billy And Ant Lie is the fourth title in the Billy Books series. Each book addresses a unique topic—bullying, arrogant pride, jealousy, lying, stealing, lack of self-belief, understanding money, and secrets. Written to help parents, guardians and teachers deal with the issues that challenge pre-teen children; each topic is presented in a gentle way through storytelling. Setting the issues in a meaningful context helps children to understand the challenges, and to see things from a different perspective. The books act as icebreakers allowing for discussions of difficult subjects. Additionally, each title is supported by a free activity book to reinforce the learning, while having fun.

Buying this book today will assist your child in appreciating the impact of telling lies, and how others can become negatively implicated. More info →
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Billy Helps Max: Stealing (Billy Growing Up) (Volume 5)

Billy Helps Max: Stealing (Billy Growing Up) (Volume 5)

For 7 to 9 year old boys and girls.

Stealing or theft is taking something without permission or payment. Help your child realise stealing is not an acceptable thing to do.

Max Turner, Ant Turner’s younger sister, decides she wants to be more like her older brother and do boy things. She starts by painting her pink girlie bike green, but then thinks what it really needs are go-faster stickers. As she has no money, she steals them from a shop. Billy Field finds out and sets out to help her undo her misdoings.

Does Max get caught? Will she own up to her what she’s done? Will she understand the consequences of stealing?

Billy Helps Max is the fifth title in the Billy Books series. Each book addresses a unique topic—bullying, arrogant pride, jealousy, lying, stealing, lack of self-belief, understanding money, and secrets. Written to help parents, guardians and teachers deal with the issues that challenge pre-teen children; each topic is presented in a gentle way through storytelling. Setting the issues in a meaningful context helps children to understand the challenges, and to see things from a different perspective. The books act as icebreakers allowing for discussions of difficult subjects. Additionally, each title is supported by a free activity book to reinforce the learning, while having fun.

Buying this book today will aid your child in working out right from wrong, and honesty from dishonesty.

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Billy Saves The Day: Self-confidence (Billy Growing UP) (Volume 6)

Billy Saves The Day: Self-confidence (Billy Growing UP) (Volume 6)

For 7 to 9 year old boys and girls.

A lack of self-belief inhibits a child reaching their full potential. Help your child work towards becoming the best they can be.

Billy Field is given an opportunity to act in the school play, but he tells himself he can’t do it. He convinces himself that he’ll never learn all the lines. Feeling unsure and vulnerable, he thinks of all the ways he can get out of playing a part. Instead he becomes a member of the stage crew, and without even realising it, he learns the lines, not only for the main part but all the other parts too. Following an accident befalling Ant Turner who is playing the lead role, the play might have to be cancelled.

Is Billy able to play the main part? Will Ant be well enough to save the day? Does Billy overcome his lack of self-belief?

Billy Saves The Day is the sixth title in the Billy Books series. Each book addresses a unique topic—bullying, arrogant pride, jealousy, lying, stealing, lack of self-belief, understanding money, and secrets. Written to help parents, guardians and teachers deal with the issues that challenge pre-teen children; each topic is presented in a gentle way through storytelling. Setting the issues in a meaningful context helps children to understand the challenges, and to see things from a different perspective. The books act as icebreakers allowing for discussions of difficult subjects. Additionally, each title is supported by a free activity book to reinforce the learning, while having fun.

Buying this book today will aid your child to gain confidence in their abilities and belief in themselves. More info →
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Billy Wants It All: Money (Billy Growing Up) (Volume 7)

Billy Wants It All: Money (Billy Growing Up) (Volume 7)

For 7 to 11 year old boys and girls.

Children, usually driven by peer-pressure, want the latest toys, electronics and clothes, but have little understanding of the value of money or where it comes from. This is essential knowledge for later years.

Billy wants a new skateboard and games controller, but doesn’t understand why he can’t have them bought for him. He doesn’t pay anything towards other household costs, so why does he have to contribute to a toy? His mum and dad are presented with some large and unexpected household bills, but once Billy understands the challenges his parent’s face, it makes him respect them more, and understand how much they work to invest in their family. Does Billy get a new skateboard? Who pays for it? Will the family afford to go on holiday this year?

Billy Wants It All is the seventh title in the Billy Books series. Each book addresses a unique topic—bullying, arrogant pride, jealousy, lying, stealing, lack of self-belief, understanding money, and secrets. Written to help parents, guardians and teachers deal with the issues that challenge pre-teen children; each topic is presented in a gentle way through storytelling. Setting the issues in a meaningful context helps children to understand the challenges, and to see things from a different perspective. The books act as icebreakers allowing for discussions of difficult subjects. Additionally, each title is supported by a free activity book to reinforce the learning, while having fun.

Buying this book today will help your child learn about the value of money and where it comes from. More info →
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The Hostile Game: Book Three in The Hostile series

The Hostile Game: Book Three in The Hostile series

Manchester-based Serena, now eighteen and pregnant, discovers the shocking reason why Tile X has befriended her. She doesn’t like what she hears. Mayhem ensues, with a retired Irish police superintendent becoming more involved than perhaps he should have. The Hostile Game is the third book in The Hostile series of gripping paranormal thrillers. Each book in this unusual series can be read as a standalone. More info →
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Her demonic Angel: and other short stories

Her demonic Angel: and other short stories

Her demonic Angel is a collection of all my short stories written thus far. I wrote this baker's dozen of short stories in a variety of genres, so there should be something for everyone to enjoy. Some tales are stranger than others, but all could be said to be different shades of dark. Despite its somewhat suggestive title, Her demonic Angel is not erotica. More info →
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The Hostile: Book One of The Hostile series

The Hostile: Book One of The Hostile series

The Hostile is book one in this unusual contemporary paranormal series of crime thrillers. In a rundown area of Manchester inside a decrepit bathroom in a terraced house overflowing with children and dysfunctional parents, an unfathomable, powerful entity infiltrates loner Serena's life, with disastrous results. The enigmatic force not only dramatically affects Serena’s life but threatens the well-being of everyone she knows, especially those who earn her displeasure. It soon becomes clear that people should never upset Serena if they know what’s good for them. After reading The Hostile, you'll never look at D.I.Y. in the same way. Book 2 is Holiday for The Hostile. The Hostile Game is book 3, and book four is Confronting The Hostile. All books in the series are available in paperback and audiobook editions. The Hostile Series Box Set is also available. More info →
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Holiday for The Hostile: Book two of The Hostile series

Holiday for The Hostile: Book two of The Hostile series

Holiday for The Hostile, second book of The Hostile series, is probably even stranger than the first. Serena, plus her unusual friend and partner in crime, Tile X, reluctantly find themselves suffering a family holiday inside her eccentric grandfather’s hovel in Ireland. Who will escape intact from their dramatic holiday from Hell? A paranormal thriller with a splash of horror. More info →
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Confronting The Hostile: Book Four of The Hostile series

Confronting The Hostile: Book Four of The Hostile series

A retired Irish superintendent and his former colleague, a handsome DCI from Liverpool, attempt to rid themselves and the world of their lethal tile masters. Will they succeed in reclaiming their freedom, or will the bizarre killing games continue? Set in Manchester, Liverpool, and Ireland. Confronting The Hostile is book 4 in The Hostile series of unusual paranormal crime thrillers. More info →
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Billy Knows A Secret: Secrets (Billy Growing Up) (Volume 8)

Billy Knows A Secret: Secrets (Billy Growing Up) (Volume 8)

For 7 to 9 year old boys and girls.

Keeping secrets safe can be a burden for a child. Children need to be able to confide in a responsible adult. Help your child understand the impact that keeping secrets can have on all those involved.

Billy Field and Ant Turner are asked to keep a secret from Max Turner, Ant’s sister, about her upcoming birthday present. What starts off as innocent fun, ends up being nasty when Ant uses the secret to ‘get his own back’. When Billy accidentally damages his dad’s new car he makes a pact with Ant about keeping it a secret. This puts a burden on them both, and nearly gets Eddy Jost into a lot of trouble.

Does Max find out what her surprise birthday present is? Did Eddy get into more trouble? Will Billy own up? How does Ant cope with keeping secrets?

Billy Knows A Secret is the eighth title in the Billy Books series. Each book addresses a unique topic—bullying, arrogant pride, jealousy, lying, stealing, lack of self-belief, understanding money, and secrets. Written to help parents, guardians and teachers deal with the issues that challenge pre-teen children; each topic is presented in a gentle way through storytelling. Setting the issues in a meaningful context helps children to understand the challenges, and to see things from a different perspective. The books act as icebreakers allowing for discussions of difficult subjects. Additionally, each title is supported by a free activity book to reinforce the learning, while having fun.

Buying this book today will guide your child in dealing with this destructive behaviour. More info →
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Random Bullets

Random Bullets

After shooting and killing his nephew, a gunman runs wild in a London park. What drives Edward to commit such heinous acts? Who will survive yet another of his moments of madness? The action takes place in Jersey, Cornwall, Manchester, London and other places not of this world. Random Bullets is a modern thriller with a paranormal twist. More info →
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Potholes and Magic Carpets

Potholes and Magic Carpets

The main action in this character-led contemporary novel mostly takes place in rural Kent and London. Potholes and Magic Carpets looks at the dramatic incidents, challenges and temptations in the past and present lives of four couples of varying ages, professions and sexual persuasions, all linked by either blood or friendship. The negative, selfish, sometimes violent natures of some of the characters in Potholes and Magic Carpets wreak havoc on the innocent. A tale of not so simple folk. More info →
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