Published work

I have been publishing magazine articles since 1999, and over the years, have produced a wide body of work.

Here are some of the sectors, and titles, where my work has appeared.

Yorkshire Regional:


I am pleased to have been a contributor to Dalesman, Yorkshire’s favourite ‘little’ magazine, since 1999.  During that time, I’ve had the pleasure to meet many of the people who make Yorkshire such a special place.

Yorkshire Ridings
Yorkshire Life


Craft&Design  (formerly Craftsman)

For many years, I’ve been interviewing top crafts persons for Craft &Design, sharing their enthusiasm for their hands-on skills, and how they are inspired to make objects of desire for the British Crafts market.

Popular Patchwork
Teddy Bear Scene
Homespun (Australia)

Country lifestyle, farming and food:

NFU Countryside
Country House and Home
Country Living
Country Kitchen
Country Smallholding
Fenland Goatkeepers and Smallholders’ Club
Home and Country

North East, County Durham and Cumbria:

North East Life 
Durham Town and Country
Cumbria Magazine

Seasonal – Christmas

When you live in the English Countryside, you’re very aware of the changing seasons.  Throughout history, people have marked these changes with festivals and ceremonies.

Such festivals include Mayday, Halloween, Plough Sunday, Candlemas, Bonfire Night, and so on – I’ve covered them all.  But everyone’s favourite is Christmas.

I’ve written about Christmas celebrations  in every era from the Anglo Saxon era to the modern day.  But no matter what the times, everyone loves the chance to suspend the work-a-day world for a while, and gather with friends and family to eat, drink and be merry.


In 2016, I began writing fiction.  I was honoured that one of my short stories was selected for Golden Clippings, an anthology by creative writing group Thirsk Write Now.

It’s available as a paperback from Amazon , or as an Amazon Kindle e -book.