New title alert! Let the Light Shine



Penny and Victoria are about as different as two siblings can be, one with a smart London lifestyle, the other struggling to make ends meet.

But they are joined by more than blood, and their shared tragic past is affecting the present more than they realise.
When events begin to tug at the fabric beneath which dark secrets are hidden, the resulting chaos threatens to tear the two families apart.
Could there be aspects of the past that youngest child Penny doesn’t remember?
Could the truth of Marge be more complex than the beloved mother the girls choose to perceive?
And could the true story of that terrible Christmas be the key to understanding Victoria, Marge, and much much more?

A moving new drama from Nick Alexander, Let The Light Shine is a tale of sisterhood, resilience and hope that will have you hooked to the gripping end.

Available for preorder now. Delivered to your Kindle on the 30th September, 2016


Bremain or Brexit: Oldies versus Youngsters

Have you ever had a really good friend who was about to make a terrible, terrible choice, and wondered whether to let her get on with it or say something?

You’re terrified for her, but her mind seems made up, she gets angry as soon as you challenge her… But in the end, you think, what is friendship if it isn’t speaking your mind?

Well, my friends are all of you, and next Thursday, we, as Brits, will make a momentous, once in a lifetime decision: to stay in the European Community, or to leave, and I’m terrified, truly waking-up-at-three-am terrified, that we’re going to make the wrong choice next Thursday, so here’s my contribution. It’s a fairly long read, but an easy one, but if you’re thinking of voting out, I beg you, as a friend, to hear me out.

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Obituary: Paloma Paquita 1997-2016.

PICT0007.jpgPaloma Paquita was born to a sexually liberated street mog in the streets of Antibes, France in 1997. She survived for the first year of her life by scavenging from dustbins and catching mice and rats, and thought her luck had changed when she was adopted in 1998. Sadly her new owner hit her with sticks and shoes – items she would be scared of for the rest of her life. Continue reading

  The Photographer’s Wife – in French!

La femme du photographe. (Extrait)

« Tu ne sais rien des combats que j’ai dû mener pour arriver là où je suis aujourd’hui. Tu n’imagines même pas les souffrances que nous avons endurées, les secrets que nous avons dû protéger. Tu crois que tu sais tout, alors qu’en réalité, tu ne sais rien. Tu ne me connais pas – tu ne connais personne. Parce que la vie est ainsi faite. On croit tout savoir, on croit connaître les gens, et puis on s’aperçoit en vieillissant qu’on avait tout faux, qu’on s’est trompé sur toute la ligne. »
  B. Marsden.

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The Other Son. Free Excerpt

MFeatured imagey new novel, The Other Son is out on the 17th of October on Kindle and paperback.
For those who can’t wait, here’s a free, hefty excerpt of the opening chapters.
You can read it online here (below), or even download one of the following files for your e-reader.

• for Kindle ( .mobi )
(Email this file to the email address of your Kindle (specified under Your Account / Digital Content / Manage Your Content And Devices / Your Devices) or connect your kindle via USB and drag this file onto it.

• iBooks ( .ePub ) Also works for other brands of ereader.
Install the iBooks app on your iPhone or iPad, then Email this file to yourself. When you click on it the iPhone will invite you to open it in iBooks.




Alice slides the shoulder of the shirt over the end of the ironing board and slowly smoothes out the creases, working the iron gently back and forth. In front of her, beyond the window pane, the November rain lashes down, hammering the roses. They had been so pretty in summer, but now, like everything else, like her, in fact, they are merely hanging in there, waiting for winter to pass.  Continue reading