The Ballad of Black-Hearted Joan

She was black-hearted Joan, Born on the Mewstone – That jagged heart out past the bay, Where ships sailed around As they entered the Sound, Or were wrecked by Joan’s Dad on the way.   He’d been forced to reside On that desolate isle, Though his actual crime...

The Burning Girl

Having written five books now, and loads of short pieces, I’ve had wonderful news – I’ve been awarded funding from the Arts Council to write a novel about 17th century Plymouth, and the execution of a young servant girl for poisoning her...