I was born in 1967 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. I spent most of my childhood daydreaming about saving the world. As an adult I found myself working around the world. The vast differences in cultures and the similarities between humans across all cultures, led me to study human history and then psychology. Listening to Peter Jackson talk about making movies lit a creative spark that burns so brightly a decade later. In writing my first book I made every mistake imaginable and learned a lot of lessons. I'm a bit of a control freak so I set-up my own publishing company with the goal of equalling anything produced by a commercial publishers. Chasing Innocence was published in both paperback and Kindle in the US and UK, January 2012. It has been shortlisted four times and made the finalist category three times across two competitions.
I live near Reading in England and commute to Mayfair in London every day. Writing, learning and researching with the single aim of producing enthralling fiction, is my passion. Along the way I also became quite competent at publishing. I'm currently working on two other books including the sequel to Chasing Innocence. Sarah Sawacki will return in Hunting Demons.
Sarah Sawacki’s past has made her a survivor. At the age of 28 her life is the best it has ever been. When she sees ten-year-old Andrea being kidnapped, her every instinct is to turn away. Sarah can only follow, journeying beyond reason for an innocence she little knew.
Andrea’s father is ex-forces and struggling in a civilian world he cares nothing for. Only now his daughter is missing, has he realised how precious she is. Teamed with Sarah's husband, they use the trail left by Sarah to hunt for Andrea.
Legendary detective Francis Boer is dying. He will call upon all his intuition and experience as he works to discover why Andrea was targeted in the first place. His hope is not to catch the guilty, but to save one last innocent.
Can you share a passage with us from the book?
‘That poor little body, passed from pillar to post, all those things that will be asked of her. All those tears and years wondering why her father betrayed her.’
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