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I write stories . . . and if you’ve found your way here, I guess you must read stories.

Writing is always a challenge – and I think reading is too. It is an act of creation, to be a reader. And your creation is utterly original. A story invites us both to take a journey.

So come on, let’s go . . .


March 20, 2018


I’m so very happy to share the news: Who Runs the World? has won the 2017 Tiptree Award. It is such a huge honour that my novel was chosen as winner from such an incredible international longlist. A h …

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December 23, 2017

The 2017 round-up

Bit perturbed I haven’t posted on the www. since July . . . here’s why and what’s been happening: First up, I was done in – physically and emotionally. Physically, too many years at a desk caught up w …

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Who Runs the World?

Sixty years after a virus has wiped out almost all the men on the planet, the female population has grieved, pulled together and moved on, and life really is pretty good - if you’re a girl. It’s not so great if you’re a boy, but fourteen-year-old River wouldn’t know that. Until she met Mason, she thought they were basically extinct.



.27 is a number Ruby hates. It’s a number that marks the percentage of the population that has survived. It’s a number that means she’s one of the “lucky” few still standing. And it’s a number that says her father is probably dead. Against all odds, Ru… Read more »

The Storm – USA

DEADLY TO THE LAST DROP . Ninety-seven percent of the population is dead. And the killer rain keeps falling. Ruby’s not sure she can make it on her own much longer. So when a chance encounter leads her to a camp with the last boy she may ever kiss (it’… Read more »