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The Hal Spacejock Series (Teen/Adult)


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H2 2018



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The PEACE FORCE Series (Adults/Teens 14+)

Meet Harriet Walsh of the Dismolle Peace Force

The first book is available now from Amazon, Kobo, Smashwords and other major ebook retailers.

The Harriet Walsh series: hair-raising adventures with good clean fun. They're not flat-out comedy like the Hal Spacejock novels. Instead, Harriet is a smart, capable woman who just happens to be starting a new job with no help, no resources and no experience. Light science fiction, not a techno-fest.

Harriet Walsh 1: Peace Force Harriet Walsh 2: Alpha Minor Harriet Walsh 3: Sierra Bravo

The Hal Spacejock Series (Teens/Adults)

Hal Spacejock: one part Han Solo, one part Crocodile Dundee ... and ten parts incompetent.


Ahh, Hal Spacejock. You know everything is going to go wrong, but it's the how that surprises and delights. Like Harriet Walsh, the novels are light science fiction. If we really did live in the future, would we stop to explain every little gadget in mind-numbing detail? Of course not! And with Hal being such a technophobe, his explanations would be utter nonsense anyway.

All Hal Spacejock books are standalones, not sequels. Read them in the original order if you can, but it really doesn't matter. There are no cliffhangers between novels.

Hal Spacejock book 1 is available FREE on Kobo, Kindle, iTunes, Google Play Books, Smashwords and more.
Hal Spacejock 8: Double Trouble available on Kobo, Kindle and all other retailers.
For the others, click the covers to take you to their individual pages, where you'll find links to all retailers.

Hal Spacejock 1: A robot named Clunk Hal Spacejock 2: Second Course Hal Spacejock 3: Just Desserts Hal Spacejock 4: No Free Lunch
Hal Spacejock 5: Baker's Dough Hal Spacejock 6: Safe Art Hal Spacejock 7: Big Bang Hal Spacejock 8: Double Trouble

The Short Stories

Albion is a work in progress



The Collections

Omnibus One Cover Omnibus Two Cover

The Hal Junior Series (Ages 8-12)

And you thought Hal Spacejock was trouble ...


These novels were written for younger readers, but adults love them too. Featuring cameos by various Hal Spacejock characters, the little trouble-maker Hal Junior is on a mission to dispel boredom and enjoy life to the full. Many people have compared Hal Junior to Dennis the Menace in space ...

Hal Junior Cover Hal Junior Cover Hal Junior Cover

Other Titles


A Portion of Dragon and Chips A Butt of Heads A Pair of Nuts on the Throne The Desolator

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How to write a novel
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My simple recipes for busy people, including

Pad Thai
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Information on my novels and writing, including

The Hal Spacejock series (Teen/Adult)
The Hal Junior series (Readers aged 9-12)
My short fiction (Some freebies)