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My stories are stacked with humour and heart, like you’re catching up with friends – the most bonkers yet lovable kind. Scarcely believable and more chaotic than they have any right to be, but always great fun.

If you’re looking for high-stakes thrillers or high-brow literature, you’ve come to the wrong place… I mean, I love a bit of drama and a choice turn of phrase, but around here we’re after something a bit more cosy and relaxed.

So, if you prefer stories that don’t take themselves too seriously…

Quick, light, and fun reads

The Rise and Shine series

Arthur is a highly strung closet case who may have just run into a reason to come out, and Gabriel has escaped the confines of his hometown only to find himself drawn right back into someone else’s orbit.

With our boys surrounded by a cast of chaotic characters and thrown into the most unlikely situations, this gay romcom novella series is loaded with banter, dashes of comic tragedy, and more food and booze than any story ought to have. Preview the first chapters for free, or grab your copies now.

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I have a selection of my short stories and flash fiction available, all free to read. Designed to enjoy while you’re waiting for the kettle to boil or for the bus to arrive, check them out here.

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Latest release

Squat Lifts and Smashed Avocado. A Rise and Shine story.

A gay romcom short story.

Inspirational arms, clumsy encounters, and a secret that’s gagging to get out…

Arthur’s at the gym with mates, then they’re out for brunch – a typical catch up. The thing is, he hasn’t told them he’s gay. After all, Arthur thought he was more comfortable in the closet… But with events conspiring against him, it’s getting increasingly awkward in there…

See what the boys get up to in this prequel short story, kicking off Arthur’s tale just a few hours before the start of Duck and Dive, the first book in the Rise and Shine series.

The brunching hour approaches…

Read time: 20–30 minutes

Latest news and reviews

  • Free gay romcom short story: Squat Lifts and Smashed Avocado
    A brand new short story, and I’m giving it away for free! At just 6,000 words, this little gay romcom will keep you amused for a good 20–30 minutes. And if you like what you’re reading, there’s a whole bunch more to the story ready and waiting for you! See what the boys get up […]
  • Cover design voting results: Squat Lifts and Smashed Avocado
    Arthur and his mates are at the gym, then out for brunch – a typical catch up. Arthur hasn’t told them he’s gay. He’d thought he was comfortable in the closet… But with events conspiring against him, it’s getting increasingly awkward in there! This is a prequel short story, kicking off Arthur’s tale just a […]
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    I have a range of short stories publicly available on my website, with a couple I keep exclusive to my wonderful mailing list subscribers. (Psst… you can join for free right here too!) However, I realise some readers might not have a spare few minutes right now, and would like to file these stories away […]

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