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He’s written three novels; a Rom-Com (Romantic Comedy), A Crim-Com (Crime Comedy), and a Rom-Com-Ding-Dong (A sort-of Romantic-ish Comedy, with attitude). He’s currently working on his fourth novel, which - if it’s a musical - he’ll no doubt describe as a Rom-Com-Sing-Song. (Spoiler: It isn’t).

 He is also the author of three and a half popular self-help books on the subjects of happiness, staying slim and dating. If you’re overweight, lonely, or unhappy – he’s your guy.


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Peter Jones

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Dodie Hamilton

Dodie Hamilton, The Spiritual Midwife, is known throughout the world for her work in psychic counselling and Healing, her particular interest being the Near Death and the Out-of-Body experience. Over thirty years she's given countless private consultations and appeared at the Mind, Body & Spirit Festivals. All her books and writings, no matter how real, how flesh and blood, as in say, A Second Chance, the first in the Gabriel Books, are borne of years of study and personal exploration, the late Robert A Monroe, of the Monroe Institute, Virginia, author of Journeys Out of Body, Far Journeys, and The Ultimate Journey, her mentor.

Thank you, Robert for All That Is..

Three of my novels have one Reader's Awards:

A Second Chance won The Chill Reader's Award

Fragile Blossoms also won A Chill Award

Perfidia, the sequel to A Second Chance won a Chill Award and A Diamond Award.

Reluctant Angels, the Prequel to A Second Chance, and Dodie's latest novel has received The Readers Chill Award.

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EAT LOADS LOSE WEIGHT - My fifth self-help book - will be available from Boxing Day (26th December 2019) (although you can pre-order it right now).

Now you may remember that I co-wrote a similar sounding book, a few years back. 2013 to be precise. That book promised a diet-free way to eat loads, and stay slim. But shortly after it climbed the charts I started to meet more and more people who needed a different kind of book. Something that was a little more 'direct'. Something for the person who had somehow failed to ‘stay slim’. And four years later - despite being the author of a diet book - I too was one such person! I had somehow managed to pile on the pounds, and was heavier than ever.

 Two years ago my partner suggested I lose weight. Now you know you’re in a loving relationship when your partner feels they can say something like that. However, when it came to fighting the flab (again), all of those weight maintenance tips and tricks that my co-author and I had recommended years earlier, failed me.

 You know me - I’m a fix-it man at heart! Whenever I come across a problem that needs a solution - or better still, a solution that should work but doesn’t - well… it’s like a red rag to a bull. I started to wonder whether, when it comes to LOSING WEIGHT, there’s a better way. An easier way. One that doesn’t involve calorie counting, low-fat spreads, eating less, moving more, exercise, or any of that other traditional dietary advice that sounds oh-so-sensible, but just doesn’t seem to work.

     Turns out... there was.

     And it was a lot easier (and more interesting) than I ever could have realised.


A Story Never to be Told, is the fourth book in the Tales of Avalon Series. What happened to Azgoose, the clever old witch, who created the clouds of goo which delayed the Trajaens at the Battle of Merlport? Although the Avalonians sent out search parties, she was not found. In A Story Never to be Told secrets continue to unfold. In this book we meet the Rabbart lll, the powerful King of Barrmin, and his family. King Rabbart rules all the former kingdoms and tribes in the northern lands. King Rabbart befriends Arthur and the magical people of Avalon. He offers one of his beautiful daughters in marriage to Edward. Is Rabbart lll’s friendship with Avalon sincere? Will Edward remain loyal to Daisy, or will he marry a Princess of Barrmin to strengthen the alliance between the two countries? The answers can only be found in A Story Never to Be Told

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Daisy Bourne

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A fast paced, refreshing take on modern relationships.

Meet Adrian Turner; Mountaineer, Secret Agent, Fireman… Ade would dearly like to be any of these things, though he’d trade them all to win the heart of Paige, who despite being Ade's girlfriend for the past eighteen months, still seems to have one foot out of the door, and hasn’t quite committed to leaving a toothbrush in the bathroom.

 Of course, it doesn’t help that she’s working with her ex-boyfriend, Sebastian. A man who in almost every way imaginable is better, taller, wealthier, hairier, and infinitely more successful than Ade.

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I have self published my debut novel The Tokyo Express, which explores how love is put to the test when family and disaster strike. For Owen in war-torn Tokyo, his love affair with Mariko was never going to survive the huge cultural divide but it didn’t stop him pining for her for the next 60 years of his life. He tries to warn his his grandson Conor of his foolish mistakes. But it is only when Conor is desperately seeking for his Japanese wife after the tsunami has struck her hometown, that he realise how his own selfish behaviour is to blame for the loss of Mimi. Is it too late also for him? An unforgettable story crossing continents and generations. But as Conor discovers, forgiveness is an incredible gift.

My interests include sailing (last summer I qualified as a flotilla day skipper!) and hope soon to get a boat; languages (I graduated in French and Russian and am fairly okay at conversing in Japanese, plus a few Chinese swear words from my time in Hong Kong!); Scuba Diving ( PADI Advanced cert with over 100 dives logged); and Politics (but don’t get me started!)

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