During what is politely referred to as a 'portfolio career', I've had jobs in retail, hospitality, design and copywriting, taught English in language schools, and worked on a wide range of building projects varying in size and complexity. All of which have provided a rich source of material and the means of earning a living but not of fulfillment: since I first discovered The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe as a child there has only ever been one thing I wanted to do.
The Book Guild are publishing my second novel, Bonfire Season, in April 2023.
Derek and Sandra Tile believe karma requires a little help on occasion; that sometimes comeuppances need expediting for the greater good.
Opening in their hometown of Reading, where Derek and Sandra issue notices to poorly parked motorists, before moving to a holiday complex in Wales, where they take an unconventional approach to dealing with their neighbour’s noisy dog, Just Deserts follows the Tiles over the course of seven days as their actions in the name of order and balance become more and more extreme.
Jerry Crowther’s debut novel is an original dark comedy full of colourful characters whose actions will cause the reader to laugh, rage and cringe in equal measure.
Jerry Crowther lives in West Berkshire with his wife. While working as an EFL teacher in London he wrote a number of pilot scripts for the BBC comedy department; none of these were ultimately produced, nor was any money. After spending the next few years renovating listed buildings and constructing eco houses in Devon, he returned to writing fiction relatively recently.
Adam Brook is an insurance investigator tasked with exploring a case of suspected arson in the village of Leviton on the south-west coast of England. Questions surround a Mr Askew, who inherited the property and recently had planning permission refused…
As he pursues the truth about the fire over the course of forty-eight hours, Adam quickly finds himself out of his depth in the close-knit community. In this dark comedy of games, claims and combustion, the visitor discovers that in Leviton buildings aren’t the only things subject to kindling.
Jerry Crowther lives in West Berkshire with his wife. While working as an EFL teacher in London, he wrote a number of pilot scripts for the BBC comedy department; none of these were ultimately produced, nor was any money. After spending the next few years renovating listed buildings and constructing eco houses in Devon, he returned to writing fiction relatively recently. Bonfire Season is his second novel.