We write many different types of books but all have a common intention - to entertain the reader.

The menu links show the novels and novellas we are writing, what the books are about, what people are saying about them, and where to buy them.

There are also links for our short stories, interviews and other pages.

And to see all our books for sale you can Visit our Amazon Author Page

We have completed three novels in the THE BAHAMAS series of adventure thrillers. These are temporary covers but they provide a link to
the information page for each book and the series.

Our DEPARTMENT 18 series reveals a secret government unit whose story is being told in a series of supernatural thriller novels.
The latest is Mother Of Demons.

In the Department 18 pages are secret files that the Government have tried to ban - but so far we have resisted.

Mother Of Demons is getting great reviews - check out the page for all the links.

There is a free short story to celebrate Department 18 book 5
Mother Of Demons click for ASSIGNMENT.pdf

We write crime, mystery and action THRILLERS.

CLICK HERE for the opening few chapters of each book

Our standalone SUPERNATURAL thrillers are novellas and novellas. The latest novel is Stillwater
and the latest novella is Convalescence

We have completed the first book in a new series of crime novels.
The JACK CALLUM series is set in 1950's England.
This temporary cover provides the link to
No Evil.

 Our tenth collection of ghost stories and strange tales is Death's Sweet Echo


We write romance and erotic ROMANCE under the pseudonym
Bailey Chance and this link takes you to 'her' pages.


Death reminds us what a relatively short lifespan we have. Most of us reading this have a modicum of control over how we spend our time. Millions of people donít have that freedom. Those of us who do have some choice over how we live our lives can reflect on the value of being kind to others, to respect other faiths and cultures, to preserve the earth and its animals. Morality is for life not just for the holiday seasons.

Copyright © 2015 L.H. Maynard & M.P.N. Sims
background art is a detail from Because 2 by Pia Hall which is the cover of Darkness Rising 2003