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 running a playgroup. Later I went back to my career as a legal and later medical PA. I always enjoyed making up stories for my children and everyone else.

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 short stories published in magazines. My poetry has been put on public display and I have been placed in many writing competitions.

I have written the first and second of my children’s series with more 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, Philip Pullman, Michael Grant 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 and the Alliance of Independent Authors. (If you would like to know more about this, please click the badge at the top). The writer’s family is a warm and welcoming one.

I am so lucky to have such a long-suffering husband (who puts up with me in my endless other worlds), my wonderful children whose belief in me keeps me going, and my growing circle of writing friends with all their support.