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What's up?

General stuff going on

I am so delighted to announce that 'The Watsons' has progressed to the quarter-finals of the ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Award 2022. It's wonderful that the judging panel see the potential and merit of having Jane Austen's work reaching audiences. I hope it continues to progress but in the meantime, this has made me very happy.



Work in Progress 2021/2022

Witnessing thirteen year old Íde Frawley slapped in public by her father, Alice Purcell secretly orchestrates for her to be hired & reside at her home – Woodcroft House. This unleashes a series of events that changes the course of both girls' lives forever.

And for lovers of Jane Austen, I hope to complete 'Sanditon' this year also. Better keep going!

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 "... very satisfying and often laugh-out-loud hilarious."

Jane Austen Regency World Magazine


Recent Events

A Conversation About Mr Bennet

In which we discuss Austen's genius for minor characters, what topics might Mr Bennet discuss with his therapist, regarding Mr & Mrs Bennet - who was putting up with who and what might Mr Collins eat for breakfast. Here I'm chewing the cud with fellow JAFF author Mark Brownlow & historical fiction blogger Melissa of 'Probably at the Library'



School Children
Mother and Child

Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland

Fundraising for 3 year-old Chloe Jenkins

The Hope Foundation

Image by Wynand van Poortvliet

Jane Austen

Preserving A Legacy


Jane Austen's House

Help restore and protect the Hampshire cottage where Jane Austen lived and wrote.

Chawton House

Help support the preservation and upkeep of Chawton House, its gardens, and library.