Hiding Behind The Couch Series

HIDING BEHIND THE COUCH is a series of novels and short stories about a group of nine friends - The Circle - who first met at school.
They've been described as the literary equivalent of 'Take That' - there's a character to suit everyone.
Why not dip into the story and see what you think?


I write character-driven stories, but they can be about ANYTHING and I don't like to stick to one genre. Thus, there's some CONTEMPORARY ROMANTIC FICTION that's LGBTSQ (i.e. it's about people, people!), plus a little SCI-FI FANTASY of the amateur quantum physics (time travel-ish) variety and a little HISTORICAL FICTION too!

Not Fiction

I'm a social scientist, specifically of identity politics and the radical deconstruction of gender and sexuality. In non-jargon, imagine a world where your gender isn't on your birth certificate, you can marry who you like, wear what you like, cats and dogs, living together, mass hysteria... BUT it doesn't have to be! Just imagine.

From My Blog

18th May, 2018

What A Scorcher! #flashfriday #sparklybadgers

A Hiding Behind The Couch flash fiction, written for the Sparkly Badgers. Theme: extreme weather (British style ;)).***A pink straw sunhat dropped onto the patio table.Iris glanced up from her...

30th April, 2018

Upcoming Release: Curtain Call, by C H Clepitt

Blurb:C H Clepitt has a knack for creating real, relatable characters, who face adversity with humour and humanity, and Curtain Call is no exception.“Possibly the best thing I’ve read by C H...

16th April, 2018

Newish Release: Hiding Behind The Couch Box Set Two

I haven't had time to blog properly on a Monday for a few weeks, so my apologies if you're a regular reader. I'm doing my best to get back in the swing of it.This is just a quickie to announce the...


The Making Of Us

The sheen of their hair, the pale, smooth creaminess of their skin, the cheeky way they rolled their eyes, the hugeness of their pupils when they were scared or excited, the velvety softness of their lips. OK, I may have added my own details about their lips, but if I'd shut my eyes, I'd have heard, felt...I don't know...telepathically sensed their presence. Leigh had some kind of power over me beyond anything I'd experienced before.