I have written for a variety of history magazines, with a special interest in social and Victorian history. I have also been lucky enough to combine my love of cats with writing by contributing to a number of feline publications!

I recently branched out into the world of children’s books with my first title, Toby’s Tale.

If you would like to enquire about my writing services, please get in touch.


  • ‘Motherhood and madness in the Victorian era’, Discover Your Ancestors, Jan 2020
  • ‘The Victorians and public libraries’, Discover Your Ancestors, Mar 2019
  • The Victorian Doss House’: Discover Your Ancestors, Bookazine issue 7 Feb 2018
  • ‘Victorians on the move’: Discover Your Ancestors, Dec 2015
  • ‘Short o’pobbies, Lancashire Dialect and the Cotton Famine’: Discover your Ancestors, August 2014
  • ‘A walk in the park: the development of public parks in the Victorian era:’ Discover Your Ancestors, October 2014
  • ‘Women and the Lost Generation: the impact of World War One on women:’ Discover Your Ancestors, July 2016
  • ‘The Victorians and Prostitution’: Discover Your Ancestors, Feb 2017
  • Those Thrifty Victorians: Family Tree Magazine, April 2015
  • ‘Threads of My Family’s Past’: The Lancashire Cotton Famine, Discover Your History, June2014
  • ‘Tottington Teetotallers’: William Hoyle and The Temperance Movement, Family Tree Magazine, August 2015
  • ‘Last Orders’; The Victorians and the Public House: Your Family Tree Magazine, July 2015
  • ‘Struck Down by Scarlet Fever’: Ancestor’s Death: Your Family Tree Magazine. October 2011


Toby’s Tale

Toby's Tale

Toby’s world is turned upside down when his beloved owner enters a nursing home leaving him with no option other than to live life on the streets as a stray. Follow his adventures, discover his hopes and dreams and share the highs and lows of his life on the streets until at last he forges a new future for himself. A heartwarming tale of a very determined and special little tabby cat.

Published 12 Aug, 2020