Hiding Behind The Couch Series

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, interdisciplinary - identity politics, gender and sexuality, social/political psychology; ethnographer, deconstuctionist, discourse-analytical...free-floating, unapologetic in-betweeny.
It's my fence, and I'll sit on it if I like. (The personal is political.)

From My Blog

30th July, 2018

New release - it's got bunting and everything!

It's been a really busy day. That's what I've been telling everyone, along with mumbled explanations about uploading books, putting together covers, writing reviews and blog posts and so on and so...

1st July, 2018

Adopt an Indie Author Today! #IndiePrideDay

I had a tough time at school - for lots of reasons, but the one that's relevant here is competitiveness, and not my own. By the time I figured out what the problem was, I was in my mid-twenties and...

21st June, 2018

New Release! Tabula Rasa (Gray Fisher #2)

First up, sorry if you're feeling a bit like "Yeah, yeah, Deb, I know! You've got a book out today." With so many authors, so many books and the velocity of social networks, I have to send out the...


Tabula Rasa

"Guess I'm too big for the swings now," Lois said with an airy sigh. "Being nearly thirty and all."

"You took that to heart, eh?" Rob glanced sideways at her, and she turned her nose up. "How old d'you think it makes me feel?"

"You're not old," Lois argued.

"Hmm. You haven't met Travis, have you?"

"Zoë's fiancé?"

"Yeah. Nice guy."

"But you don't like him."

Rob weighed it up, as he'd been doing ever since Zoë and Travis got together. "I don't not like him. It's tricky, you know?"