The Frugal Life, published by the Good Life Press

As an experienced financial journalist and the author of two non-fiction books and one novel, I am passionate about good quality writing and getting difficult concepts across to the reader in a succinct and accessible way.

After honing my skills at the Investors Chronicle and Shares Magazine for five years as a reporter and the IC’s deputy news editor,┬ásince 2007 I have freelanced for a┬ávariety of outlets including MSN and Motley Fool UK. I cover a range of subjects from personal finance, saving money, investing and living a greener lifestyle and am also available for corporate copywriting work. My latest project is a book on tips and inspirational ideas for companies wishing to go green and save money. The book will be published by Gibson Square Books.

Between September 2007 and July 2011 I created and wrote the Frugal Life blog about living on a smaller budget and undergoing moneysaving challenges, such as living on the equivalent of the state pension, the jobseeker’s allowance and incapacity support as well as eating wild food and World War II rations. The blog proved highly popular during the recession. My book of moneysaving tips, The Frugal Life: How to spend less and live more, was published in 2009 by the Good Life Press.

I have just published my first crime novel, Victim Support, featuring my heroine – Essex DI Sam Cree – in paperback. It is now available from me direct – email – or via If you would like a signed copy you can either email me or buy direct from me via Norsey Press’s marketplace sellers at

Bedroom DJ: A Beginner’s Guide (Omnibus Press)

Victim Support, my debut crime novel, published by Norsey Press

Back in 2003 I published my first book, Bedroom DJ: A Beginner’s Guide (Omnibus Press) about my experience of learning to DJ. I have also contributed to the and the Sunday Telegraph.

If you would like to commission a feature, blog or corporate copywriting project, contact me at, 07815 053240 or via Twitter at @thefrugallife. For more information about me, visit my page