Welcome to the Bumpkinton page, here you'll find a brief snippet on how I got into writing these comedy books.

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Wanna know a secret?

It village was originally going to be called Harrowdale, but I settled on the final name as I wanted it to sound like a completely ridiculous place.

I have some odd characters in the books whose names were thought up by myself, my partner and my friends. I wanted everybody to get involved, so I asked people to come up with some fantastic names, and they didn't disappoint.

These include:

  • Amelia Goose
  • Whitworth O'Grady
  • Jessop Faraday
  • Laura Summers-Day
  • Wendy Pepper, and
  • Artichoke Carruthers, plus others.

Though Artichoke Carruthers is definitely mine!

Releases in the Bumpkinton series

There are currently four single releases in the series, these are:

  • Last Christmas
  • Bittersweet
  • The Bachelor, and
  • Albert's Christmas

There is a fifth story called:

  • The Family Jewels

However, this is only available as part of The Bumpkinton Tales: Volume One.

Then, nothing for four years.

However, in 2018, I released the first Bumpkinton novel, The Fantastical Gregory Shortbread, a story about a travelling theatre supremo who arrives in the village as it's going through its first crime wave in living memory.

  • Who is Gregory?
  • Who is Sara Hawthorne?
  • And what the hell is wrong with Amelia's voice?

Well, you'll have to read to find out.