I write both fiction and non-fiction. I’ve published ten novels so far, a book on utopian thought and biographies of Ann Lee, the founder of the Shakers and of Samuel Sewall, the only one of the Salem Witch trial judges to admit the whole thing was a miscarriage of justice
I have had two books out in 2010. The Old Spring is a novel set in a pub and was published by Tindal Street Press in July. Fruitlands: The Alcott Family and Their Search for Utopia, is non-fiction and gives an account of an eccentric and ill-starred utopian experiment that was set up in Massachusetts in 1843 by Bronson Alcott, the father of the author Louisa May Alcott, who was in fact a child at the community. Yale University Press published it in the USA in November and it will be coming out in the UK on 14 January 2011. For up-do-date information about these books, check their individual pages and the News page.