October 18, 2017

What a fabulous experience. Yesterday Alan and I ran a workshop for the children of Mousehole Primary School, who have been reading the book as part of their studies on the smuggling period. Now they have peered into the porthole at Cregyn and every one of the thirty c...

August 9, 2017

This email, from 8-year-old Niall O'Connell, is the kind of message that makes my day. We are so glad you enjoyed the book, Niall. Book 2 has been written! It's in the hands of the editor and publisher and should be out later this year. Watch this space ...

June 28, 2016

The gift shop on St Michael's Mount was one of the first places in Cornwall to stock the book. They have now sold out of their first consignment and a second order is on its way. Wonderful!

June 15, 2016

Copies of the book are selling like hot cakes at Jamaica Inn, one of the iconic historic places associated with the smuggling days of old. But don't worry, more books have already filled the space on this bookshelf. Remember that I'm always happy to send out a signed b...

The book text has been finalised and we have been waiting with bated breath for the final artwork to come in. Here is a taster of the artwork that's going to be inside the book. We hope you'll agree that it fabulous and that the artist, Nelson Evergreen, has really cap...

April 2, 2016

Meet the wonderful Donald MacLeod. He is a talented artists who created the original oil painting called Smuggling in Mounts Bay, which is used inside the porthole on the front cover of the first book. Many of his paintings feature the themes of smuggling, maritime art...

January 12, 2016

The book will be dedicated to a wonderful and well-know Mousehole man. Read all about it in this Cornishman newspaper article.

December 7, 2015

It is was with great sadness that I heard of the recent death of Mike 'Butts' Buttery. It was a paragraph in his book about Mousehole that first inspired me to write The Smugglers of Mousehole. He was such a well-known man in the village that I know he will be missed b...

I took a boat trip out to see the Mousehole cave - the very place where Joey has a close shave in The Smugglers of Mousehole.

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