Downhill, Dark Shadows & Dark Dreams
To receive a book award is a valuable external validation - not only for the author's writing skills, but validation for the hard work and creativity of the team that brought it all together.

June 2022
I thought that it was about time to submit some of my work for an award. I have had tremendous positive feedback regarding the cover for Dark Shadows, designed in conjunction with my good friend and multi-award winning photographic artist, Heather Burns, of Heather Burns Photography. This has now been submitted as an entry into the BIBA (Best Indie Book Awards) Cover Awards section. Winners will be announced at the end of 2022, so fingers crossed!

** Well, no awards for 2020, but I'll keep trying - I don't give up that easily!

Downhill has been submitted as a candidate for a number of awards -

The Best Indie Book Award 2019 (Mainstream Fiction)

The Portico Prize 2020 - for literature that "best evokes the spirit of the North of England"

The McKitterick Prize 2020 - for debut authors aged over 40