I have been writing books, resources and articles for over twenty years, individually, and in teams of authors. Most of my writing is for school English textbooks and literature study guides, though I have also written A-Level History textbooks. In addition I have published titles on mythology, the Celts, and Native American culture.

My newly republished guide Introducing the Brontës is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle.


I write for publishers including Hodder, Pearson, HarperCollins and Cross Academe. Some of my titles (sole or co-author) are shown below. Click on covers for further information. I also write digital school resources (Hodder Dynamic Learning, Pearson, HarperCollins) and have a special interest in their development.

I have also been series editor for series published by Cross Academe and Hodder.

I'm currently delighted with the success of my York Notes Rapid Revision guide for AQA's English Language Paper 1. I hope it's helped some locked down students in these troubled times. See it here.

And strangely prescient, from Hodder, is my KS3 English Anthology: Dystopia, which provides creative Reading, Writing and Speaking work based on dystopian fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

Rapid Revision AQA English Paper 1

School textbooks and resources

KS3 Shakespeare Anthology

KS3 Shakespeare Anthology (Hodder)
KS3 English Anthology: Dystopia

KS3 English Anthology: Dystopia (Hodder)
Cambridge IGCSE English

Cambridge IGCSE English (HarperCollins)
Reading and Writing Non-fiction

Reading and Writing Non-fiction (Cross Academe)
The Woman in Black

DNA: Literary Eye series (Cross Academe)
AQA Poetry Anthology: Place

AQA Poetry Anthology: Power & Conflict (Cross Academe)







Study guides

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men for GCSE (Hodder)
Challenge English

KS3 Challenge English (WH Smith)
KS3 English: Complete Coursebook

KS3 English: Complete Coursebook (Letts)
Lyrical Ballads

A-Level Lyrical Ballads (York Notes)
Poems of the Brontës

A-Level Poems of the Brontës (York Notes)
High Windows

A-Level The Tempest (Hodder)







Mythology, Celts, Native American, Brontës

TY Greek Myths (Hodder)

TY Understand Greek Mythology (Hodder)
Celtic Myths (Kindle)

Celtic Myths Retold and Interpreted (PB and Kindle)
Decoding the Celts

Decoding the Celts (Grange Books)
Native American Myths

Native American Myths Retold and Interpreted (Kindle)
Native American Wisdom

Native American Wisdom (Kindle)

Introducing the Brontes

Introducing the Brontës (PB and Kindle)