We Are the Tide

Meet Steven Richard Harris

Currently based in Spain, my first foray into the world of writing came in the shape of “Covidiots – Stories of Idiotic Acts and Bizarre Behaviour”, co-written by myself and Natalia Gómez Álvarez as we tried to make sense of the way people were reacting to the early throes of the pandemic back in March and April 2020. A light-hearted look at human nature – but with a serious undertone that runs throughout this short compendium of true stories – which we felt we just had to share with the rest of the world. Then along came my first novel, “The Butcherbird Tree”, released in August 2021. Set in 1994, it tells the story of Simon Webb, an eighteen year-old fighting an internal battle of guilt and self-harm and his conversations with his psychologist. Secret desires, self-effacing feelings, personal and professional doubts and gruesome nightmares all reveal themselves in the emotional meetings between client and therapist – until true meaning of Simon´s dreams becomes astonishingly clear. The second novel, “We Are The Tide”, in this two-part series, which was released in the summer of 2023. A common theme runs throughout my books – that of social justice (or should I say, injustice). The two books in the “Butcherbird” series also bring to light those in society that have to live with what are often erroneously described as personality disorders – as will my third novel, which is a stand-alone story set against the backdrop of the Zapatista rebellion in Mexico in the mid nineteen-nineties. Autism, schizophrenia and dissociative personality disorder all features heavily while other conditions such as post-traumatic epilepsy and psychosis owing to substance abuse appear in one form or another. I became a writer later in life (mid-forties) but have eventually followed a childhood dream, not to become rich and famous, but to shed light on issues and tell stories that I sincerely believe should be told.

They Can’t Eat You for Supper

“…an emotional read.” Reader review ★★★★★

Kristin Murphy doesn’t like change.

When a lavish lifestyle and controlling marriage left her broken, she traded the pressures of perfection for her sanity. Today, her southern farmhouse can’t compare to the mansion she left, but her family has peace. Until she’s blindsided.

The fog lifts, and she’s separated from two daughters she swore to protect. An ill child relies on Kristin’s medical skills, while luxurious promises lure her teen out of reach. Fighting to remain relevant to them wasn’t something she prepared for, but she’s here now.

It’s a familiar psychological hell. Only this time, the stakes are higher.

Can Kristin return to being the mother she always wanted, or will she give in to a twisted family past she vowed to bury?


Meet Roxanne Remy

Roxanne’s debut novel, They Can’t Eat You for Supper, is receiving high praise from readers all over the world.