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, and I don't like to stick to one genre. Thus, you'll find mostly CONTEMPORARY FICTION with/without romance, a little SCI-FI FANTASY of the amateur quantum physics (time travel-ish) variety, and some HISTORICAL FICTION too, all with strong LGBTQ+ representation (i.e. it's about people, people).

Not Fiction

I'm a social scientist, interdisciplinary - identity politics, gender and sexuality, social/political psychology; ethnographer, deconstuctionist, discourse-analytical...free-floating, unapologetic in-betweeny.
It's my fence, and I'll sit on it if I like. (The personal is political.)

From My Blog

13th September, 2021

Friends, Romans, Influencers...why I'm done with you

What modern social media looks like to me.I am SO TIRED of social media.That's possibly not a surprise to anyone who knows me, as in actually knows me as opposed to being my 'friend' so...

3rd April, 2021

Review: Penumbra by Dan Ackerman

Penumbra is a clever novel and not what I was expecting based on the previous books by Dan Ackerman that I've read, which admittedly is not their full back catalogue, although I'm working on it. The...


Perfect Tenor

"Hello." There was a glimmer of a shy smile and a searching glance half-hidden by the overhead light's reflection in his glasses. He must have noticed Pete's gaze shift to his hair - a sun-touched mid-brown - as he scooped back his curtain bangs and attempted that smile again. Pete's pulse took off.

"Hello." Now, for as much as he was both the youngest of seven and the least talkative, he was certain there were more words in the English language than 'hello'. Apparently, he'd forgotten them all.

"I'll let the two of you become acquainted," Mr. Lewis said. He was gone before Pete registered he'd spoken, and so had the rest of the congregation other than the astoundingly handsome Mr. Walker.