Published Works

Here you can find details of all my published works, including a novel on past life healing, a collaborative spiritual novel, collections of short stories with a ghostly content, and another collection of heart-warming short stories.

Healing the Wounds

A novel of past-life trauma and present-life healing in paperback or on Kindle

Read the first chapter for free here.

Interested in past lives but unsure how they can be relevant to your life today? Healing the Wounds is a novelised account of my own past lives, showing how healing them in the present day can help speed spiritual development and clear ancient karmic debt, raising your vibration and connecting you to your higher purpose.

Cathy Heritage has lost a child, an embryo she carried for only a few days. Haunted by the loss, she dreams about a past life in which she was brutally killed while pregnant, and learns the reason for a painful relationship break-up. As more past life issues on a similar theme begin to come to light, Cathy learns to find relief from the karmic emotions she has carried for many lifetimes, through forgiveness, understanding, acceptance and compassion.

With tears and laughter, the unfailing support of good friends and her spirit guide, and initially the bewilderment and scorn of others, Cathy learns to release much of her past-life trauma. Along the way, she helps others release their own trauma, forms new friendships and frees herself to find a wonderful new relationship, as well as a possible new career. But the hardest lesson of all is to let go of the little girl she never got to hold.

I’m working on a sequel to Healing the Wounds, provisionally titled Claiming the Pearls, in which Cathy continues her exploration of past lives. She also learns about modern shamanic and other healing techniques, and experiences the power of the pagan way, helping her to rediscover old gifts, knowledge and talents. Look out for the latest episode in Cathy Heritage’s personal journey.

Stories to Warm Your Heart

A short collection of short stories by Bite-Sized Books, only on Kindle

This small collection of short stories is designed to be read in those moments when you have a short time to yourself – on the bus, tube, subway, etc; in your lunch or tea break; or any time you have a few minutes to relax.

There are six stories in all – six romantic or simply heartwarming moments to make you smile. They are:

  • The Rainbows – a very short, but very romantic, starter
  • The First Kiss? – a young man’s fancy turns again to the love of his life. Will he manage to tell her this time?
  • What Comes Between – taking the brave step of living with her new love is only the start. Can she accommodate her man’s divided loyalties and accept his cat, too?
  • Finally – A Rose! – they’ve waited a long time, but finally, the big day is here … and full of romance!
  • The Once and Future Marriage? – can Pete and Dorothy’s marriage survive the boredom that seems to have set in?
  • A Crazy Sort of Love – a temporary security assignment has unforeseen consequences.

Departing Souls Volume 1

Available in Paperback and on Kindle

An omnibus edition of the short stories from three different collections, plus one brand new tale not found elsewhere. This volume features the stories from Horripilations Volume 1, plus their continuations and conclusions from the first two volumes of Liberty Gibbens, Ghost Whisperer. The stories in Horripilations, each designed to be read in a few minutes, contain a selection of tales to send a shiver down your spine.

  • The Voice in the Trees – a short piece of flash fiction to get you looking over your shoulder.
  • The Spirit of the Loch – the tension builds in this tale of two friends caught up in the story of Scottish lovers parted by death.
  • A Bit of Friendly Persuasion – a tale of ordinary greed, with a shiver at the end.
  • The Cleansing – a young woman inherits something terrifying when she buys a new home for herself and her unborn child.
  • Death in the Nightmare – a heart-pounding recurring dream; what can it mean?

In the Ghost Whisperer stories, the spirits in these Horripilations stories meet the heroine of Past Sins, my novel-in-progress. Liberty Gibbens is a talented medium, who can talk to ghosts, find out their stories and help them pass over into the next world. There are also three new stories in these volumes that don’t follow on from Horripilations tales.

Finally in this volume, there is a bonus tale, only for readers of this omnibus.

Horripilations Volume 1

Bite-Sized Books – Only $0.99 or £0.75 on Amazon Kindle

In this short collection of short stories, each designed to be read in a few minutes, you will find a selection of tales to chill you to the marrow, or just to send a shiver down your spine. The stories in Volume One are:

  • The Voice in the Trees – a short piece of flash fiction to get you looking over your shoulder.
  • The Spirit of the Loch – short-listed for the Annual Ghost Story competition by Writers’ Magazine in the late 1990s, the tension builds in this story of lovers parted by death until the final, satisfying ending.
  • A Bit of Friendly Persuasion – an ordinary tale of ordinary greed, with a shiver at the end.
  • The Cleansing – a young woman inherits something she did not expect when she buys a new home in which to bring up her unborn child.
  • Death in the Nightmare – what does the recurring dream Kelly suffers from mean, and how can it help her?

Horripilations Volume 2

Bite-Sized Books, only on Kindle

A second short collection of short stories designed to be read in minutes – in your lunch break; on the train, bus, subway or tube; or snatched moments between caring for loved ones. More tales to chill your spine or just provoke a shiver. Volume Two contains:

  • The Hanging Room – a short piece of flash fiction to really get the tingles going.
  • Susan – when an old ‘friend’ from her schooldays starts appearing in her dreams, Cathy has no idea of the discoveries it will lead her to.
  • No 1 Acacia Place – a chilling tale of sibling rivalry. Will the evil twin get her revenge?
  • Full Circle – originally published by World Wide Writers in 2000, this old-fashioned tale of the old man in the attic and his chilling intention was originally written for an RL Stevenson anniversary competition, and is written in a style similar to that of the original writers of ghost stories.

Liberty Gibbens, Ghost Whisperer – Volume 1

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Following on from the success of the Horripilations volumes, two of these stories are inspired by, and pick up the loose ends from, those tales and resolve them. The other is a fictionalised version of a house-clearing I once did.

Liberty Gibbens, also known as Libby, is an osteo-archaeologist by trade, but has a psychic talent that she is just beginning to learn to use and control. Through a series of short episodes in which her particular skills are much in demand, she develops her talents and her experience in the world of paranormal investigation. There are three short stories in this volume:

  • The Voice in the Trees – intriguingly begun in the very short piece that opens Horripilations Volume 1, this story tells the tale behind the flash of white in the undergrowth and the screaming voice in Ruth’s nightmare. Who is the woman, and why did she contact Libby’s friend?
  • Sarah’s Dilemma – Libby is taken on a training assignment by the teacher from her development circle, to discover the truth behind an unexplained chill in the air and a smell of pipe smoke in the living room. Have the children really seen a flapper on the stairs?
  • The Unwanted Guest – picking up on the story of the ‘friendly persuasion’ from Horripilations Volume 1, this is the story of the guitar-playing boy and Libby’s attempt to dislodge him from the house he was unwittingly invited into.

Liberty Gibbens, Ghost Whisperer – Volume 2


Bite-Sized Books, only on Kindle

This is the second volume of short stories in which Liberty Gibbens investigates ghostly activities, meets the spirits involved, and helps them to pass to their rest. Two of these tales are based on, and follow on from, the last two ghost stories in the collection entitled Horripilations Volume 1. The other two are new stories. All stand alone and need no knowledge of the previous collection.

  • The Reparation – following on from The Cleansing in Horripilations 1, this story follows Libby as she contacts the spirit of the man in the basement. Can she persuade him to leave Julie and her newborn baby in peace?
  • Relieving the Nightmare – Libby encounters Kelly, struggling to find peace after she was saved from a horrific death by a nightmare. But what happened to the woman who died? Can Libby set Kelly’s mind at rest?
  • Freeing the Captives – at a meeting of the local psychic circle, Libby learns a new skill; that of helping to release a spirit attachment from a person’s aura. Why does Annette suffer from hip trouble, and crave custard cream biscuits?
  • The Governess – persuaded to advertise her services, Libby’s first ‘client’ has an unusual request: can she rid him of the governess in his room?

I’m now working on a third volume of Libby’s exploits, drawing on stories from the second volume of Horripilations.

Journey Into the Unknown and Back Again

Available in Paperback

This is a paranormal novel, book 1 of a trilogy that will take you on an amazing adventure into many of the world’s mysteries written by me in collaboration with crystal skull explorer and paranormal investigator and teacher, Joshua Shapiro.

The story involves the journey of Joseph and Katherine Schwartz, Crystal Skull, World Mysteries and Paranormal Investigators as we find them in late 2018 doing a southwest lecture tour in the U.S. Then all of a sudden strange and inexplicable events and phenomena begin to happen to them as they eventually are guided to head to the northern part of Peru, high up in the Andes Mountain – actually being given the land coordinates to go by Shamans and spiritual mediums as Joseph is given the greatest invitation ever to travel through a dimensional door and visit the so-called “other-side”. Within this novel, we do our best to include real life paranormal and spirit subjects such as UFOs, Crystal Skulls, Apported Objects, the Lemurians who live in Telos, contact with Sasquatch, speaking to shamans (native and aboriginals) and much much more.

For every subject described in the book, there is a resource directory in the back and all kinds of special illustration given to show key moments in the story. Joshua Shapiro is a real life Crystal Skull Explorer like what we saw in the last Indiana Jones film. He has traveled the world searching for new information and insights about the Crystal Skulls along with other world mysteries.