She loved him for the man he was.
He loved her for the woman she wasn’t.

Latest Release: Hack

His Job was to write the news.
Tricky, when you are the news.

Meet Llew Sabler, a local newspaper reporter unlike any other. 
First he almost kills the work experience girl when a spoof story goes awry.
Then when his editor tasks him with being a department store Santa, Llew’s grotto horror show sparks pubic outrage.
And his troubles have barely begun …
Llew is secretly besotted with close friend and fellow journalist, the bewitchingly violent Thirza Kirkby, but she spurns him for his oldest pal – boffin and hopeless virgin, Emdel Black.
Heartbroken, Llew does what anyone would: he defecates on an altar, and fabricates a red-hot exclusive that gets him noticed by the country’s top tabloid paper.
But when police charge him with the altar crime, Llew is vilified by the very paper he was set to join.
Suspended from work, he falls in with charismatic wheelchair-using crook, Rollo Baer, and through him makes an awful and perilous discovery.
He knows it’s the story of a lifetime.
He knows it could save his career.
He also knows it might get him killed.

SGM Ashcroft

About me

I am a journalist by trade, and Hack is my debut novel (not counting the two moulding in my cellar some place). I have been in journalism since 1986. I began on local papers, in Southampton and Portsmouth, and worked as a freelance sub-editor on the nationals (Sun, Today, News of the World). I was also a ‘reporter’ on the Sunday Sport for two years, where I interviewed no fewer than 17 aliens. After a spell working on the China Daily in Beijing (92-93), I spent seven years as a tech journalist on newsstand computer magazines. I have been freelance since 2005, and specialise in helping businesses tell their best stories to their customers. 

With former Lib Dem leader, Paddy Ashdown, 1988.
With former Labour leader, Neil Kinnock, 1989.
At a press conference, Portsmouth 1990.
At my trusty typewriter, Portsmouth, 1992.
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