Cover of Best Foot Forward displayed on a phone, resting on folded golden linen with a mug of coffee. Yellow flowers lie on a book with Scrabble tiles spelling out "spring is in the air". The cover has a deep red background with map markings in a dull purple. Two men in silhouette stand, looking up at a point in the top left. An astrology chart with different symbols picked out takes up the left side of the image, with glowing stars curving up to the title.
Explore healing, land magic, and a spot of espionage in Germany in 1935
in Best Foot Forward

Hello! I write cosy historical fantasy romance books rooted in history and magic, kindness and passion.

Complex characters have come through a difficult time (emotionally, physically, or both). They’re now in a place to look around and engage with the world in a new way. Above all, they want to reach their own goals, pursue their own interests, and make the world a little better.

Readers have described my books as gentle and charming, and my worldbuilding as enchanting. I adore writing about a world where enchanted drinks can sap your magic, legendary beings can appear out of nowhere, magical beasts can cross your path – and much much more! At the same time, historical events present their own particular challenges.

My newsletter has details about what I’m working on (and fascinating bits of research). Keep an eye on my blog for more about Albion and details about events and experiences in my books.

About my series

You can read my books in any order. (I do have a list of suggested places to start.)

The Mysterious Charm series is set in the 1920s
It is centred on the friends and associates of Lord Geoffrey Carillon.

The Mysterious Powers series take place between 1915 and the late 1920s.
It explores the challenges of power – magical, social, and political –
and how the Great War changed the institutions of Albion.

The Charms of Albion books are standalone titles at other points in Albion’s history.
(Currently both Edwardian)

The Land Mysteries books explore the world as the clouds gather for World War II

Explore the Novellas for shorter tales of romance, chosen family, and caring for each other.

Enjoy magic, mystery, and romance

If you’re interested in my books, I encourage you to sign up for my newsletter for all the latest news and some subscriber-only treats like short stories and cut scenes.

You’re welcome to get in touch through the contact form if you have any questions. I answer every email! My books are available on a wide range of platforms – if I don’t have your favourite, drop me a note and I’ll see what I can do