Hiding Behind The Couch

HIDING BEHIND THE COUCH is a series of novels and short stories about a group of nine friends - The Circle - who first met at school.
They've been described as the literary equivalent of 'Take That' - there's a character to suit everyone.
Why not dip into the story and see what you think?


I write character-driven stories, but they can be about ANYTHING and I don't like to stick to one genre. Thus, there's some CONTEMPORARY ROMANTIC FICTION that's LGBTSQ (i.e. it's about people, people!), plus a little SCI-FI FANTASY of the amateur quantum physics (time travel-ish) variety and a little HISTORICAL FICTION too!

Not Fiction

I'm a social scientist, specifically of identity politics and the radical deconstruction of gender and sexuality. In non-jargon, imagine a world where your gender isn't on your birth certificate, you can marry who you like, wear what you like, cats and dogs, living together, mass hysteria... BUT it doesn't have to be! Just imagine.

From My Blog

7th January, 2016

We are all works in progress

Blood, sweat and tears really don't matterJust the things that you do in this garden.(Levellers - 'This Garden') I was thinking.I like to do that occasionally, but I rarely give myself the time. I...

31st December, 2015

What are you doing New Year's Eve?

It's New Year's Eve, so it is!Not my favourite time of year, I must admit. I don't make resolutions, and I have a psychological aversion to fireworks and 'Auld Lang Syne'. But never mind all that.On...

28th December, 2015

Christmas Craic and Mistletoe! A festive surprise...

It's a terrible state of affairs that it's taken me TWO DAYS to post about the newest story co-authored by the wonderful award-winning Raine O'Tierney and little ole me. The reason? It's...


Chain of Secrets

    The best thing about being friends with Josh was that George had never had to say it out loud. He knew the word for it now. He was gay. It had taken him until he was in high school to properly understand what that meant, but Josh had always known and accepted that George liked boys.
    Josh didn't seem to like anyone, not even enough to want to be friends, never mind fancying them. But then, Josh was a year younger than everyone else. Sometimes George's voice went funny, and Josh said it was breaking, which meant he'd reached puberty, and George had noticed his body was changing in some places. He didn't like to ask if the same thing was happening to Josh.