Welcome

Hi, and thank you for stopping by. You’ll find lots of practical stuff on this site about writing fiction, self-editing and life as an author. Links to all the different categories are in the sidebar headed “Practical Writing Tips”. Under Resurrecting the Past, for example, you’ll see links to articles about researching World War I for my debut novel, The Goose Road, a coming-of-age quest set in France in 1916. To read the first chapter, pop over to the blog page: you’ll find it at the top. Photos connected to the book are in the Gallery section. Coming soon: a scheme of work for GCSE creative writing units. Have a great day, and please visit again soon to see what’s new.

THE GOOSE ROAD: an Amazon No1 Bestseller from first weekend of publication, now nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2019

“A gem … House is a wonderful storyteller.” The Daily Telegraph

“A beautiful historical quest bursting with resilience & hope.” South Wales Evening Post

“Gorgeous historical novel … with a tenacious heroine.” The Bookseller

Published by Walker Books (2018).