Books: Travel, History and Heritage
I have written several non-fiction books for Pitkin Publishing, an imprint of Pavilion Books. These include Walk London (a finalist in the Travel Press Awards when it was published), Over London and Royal London.
I have also written several other books linked to the Royal Family, including: The Queen at 90; Charles, Prince of Wales; William & Catherine; Royal Babies to name a few.
Two books I have written are linked to Cornwall: Poldark’s Cornwall and Rosamunde Pilcher’s Cornwall.
Again for Pitkin, I have written exclusive guides for visitor sites, including Salisbury Cathedral, St Martin in the Fields and The Piece Hall (Halifax). I have also worked with other authors and edited many similar books for Pitkin.
I have updated and refreshed several of Pitkin’s existing titles, amongst them: King Henry VIII; Anne Boleyn; Queen Elizabeth I; Mary Queen of Scots; King Arthur; The Normans; The Black Death; Oxford Colleges; Canterbury city guide; Liverpool city guide. I have also edited dozens of books of this type for Pitkin.
I have written a series of illustrated children’s books for a client, working in collaboration with illustrator Sophie Hill of Design Ark. This involved inventing and bringing to life a character, Barry Bear.
New for summer 2021, and written exclusively for the New Forest Heritage Centre, is the The New Forest Kids’ Activity Book. Piper the New Forest pony leads children on a journey of discovery, with fun facts about the Forest and lots of activities along the way. Available only from the Heritage Centre in Lyndhurst or to order direct from them: The New Forest Kids' Activity Book - New Forest Heritage Trust
Magazines, Newsletters, Brochures
For five years I researched, wrote and edited the quarterly In Newbury magazine, and wrote a monthly newsletter for Newbury BID (Business Improvement District).
I have been Print Editor for the prestigious international Newbury Spring Festival, writing and producing both their sales brochure and souvenir guide.
Blogs and Websites
I have written blogs for two BIDs (Business Improvement Districts) and Luna Boutique, and provided copy for websites for clients of Apple Print & Creative.
During careers in the Training Department at Cheltenham & Gloucester Building Society/Lloyds TSB and Basingstoke College of Technology, I was responsible for writing, editing and producing a variety of distance learning materials. As well as many paper-based solutions, I also wrote scripts for audio, video and computer-based training