my story



Writing has always been my sanctuary.

I wrote my first book when I was 14. It is still a treasured possession, though unlikely to be seen in public. When I wasn’t writing, I would spend hours immersed in books, fascinated by, amongst many others, Jules Verne, Isaac Asimov and Anne McCaffrey.

My studies and writing gave way to family and career. I enjoyed making up stories for my children. I joined the village playgroup and eventually took it over.  Reading marvellous stories to the children, opening their eyes to the wonders of literature, was a joy to me.

Eventually, sadly I had to give it up in favour of a ‘proper’ job and returned to an office as a legal and later medical PA. 

When I had the chance, I joined a creative writing class, which I can highly recommend.I never looked back. I have made many like-minded friends and had stories published in magazines. I have been placed at many Winchester Writer’s Festival competitions.

I have written my first children’s book with a second under way.

I still read extensively when I can fit it in.  I enjoy Terry Pratchett, Dean Koontz and Robin Hobb and I also read children's books, enjoying Rick Riordan and Eoin Colfer as examples. I see no reason why adults can't enjoy them.  I still enjoy sci-fi fantasy adventures above all else.

I am a member of the Hampshire Writer’s Society. The writer’s family is a warm and welcoming one.

I give thanks to my long-suffering husband (who puts up with me in my endless other worlds), my children for their belief in me and my writing friends for all their support.