Hiding Behind The Couch

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, 2016

Measuring Author Success

How do we authors know if we've succeeded? Is it based on reaching a certain number of sales? Seeing our book on a bestsellers' list? Being adorned with copious five-star reviews?For many authors...

9th May, 2016

Parenting, sexism, and Those Jeffries Boys

Father and daughters, at the pub, no doubtWhen I was in my final year of university, I had a major run-in with my lecturer. It began with me submitting an essay about the ways in which the postwar...


Those Jeffries Boys

    “Alright, bro? We’ve got a problem.”
    Andy lifted Rosie’s bottom and slid the clean nappy underneath. “Can’t you start a convo with ‘how’s it hanging’ or something?”
    “Alright, bro? How’s it hanging? We’ve got a problem.”
    Andy gave up. “What this time? You need me to fly out to Tristan da Cunha?”
    “Not who, what.”
    “You lost me.”
    “No surprises there.”