Win a free book: name him

emily & hilda-revised2Dear readers and friends,

Here is a challenge and a chance to win a free copy of my next E&H book. Consider this character:

“American, rich, spoiled, entitled, and a total male chauvinist, son of a fundamentalist preacher. Raised to believe that women must be put in their place and kept there. Happy to be away from home, studying at Harvard. Runs triathlons and marathons. Born in 1975, so he is at university in the early 1990s.”

Give him a name.

The character is more human than this stereotype, but I am collecting ideas here.

To make a suggestion, please reply below or use the contact form.

Free copy of  the new book to the winner. Thanks in advance and enjoy!


Bar Kunar

window in Helmand Province

TRYING TO BLOCK OUT THE SOUND OF MORTARS exploding ever closer, Hilda focused on the bleeding wound in front of her. She held her finger on the femoral artery while the surgeon sewed the severed vessel together then began to clean and close the wound. She shifted to the pressure point just outside the open wound. In another ten minutes, the wounded soldier might stand a chance of keeping his leg and his life.

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Flash! Emily & Hilda pre-sale.

emily & hilda-revised2Cycling was already an adventure, but then …

I’m happy to announce (shout out!) that Emily & Hilda is available in all eBook formats . Get in on the presale and buy it before the major retailers publish it on 20 December:

Teenage bicycle phenom Emily Hampstead and retired Army nurse Hilda Paisley meet one night on a deserted road in Kansas. Hilda is crossing the USA on her bicycle; Emily is training for a major race. They part ways, not suspecting how their lives will be entwined in danger and intrigue…