I’ve always written – journals, diaries, some really bad poetry! And I’ve always talked a lot about writing a novel. When I moved house for about the ninth time in as many years and lost my precious notebooks, I decided the time was right to write! So I began a long short story based on two characters who nagged and nagged until they were written down. I completely rewrote that story and the result was my first novel Pride and Perdita.
I’ve moved on to write warm-hearted and up-lifting contemporary and timeslip romances about love, the power and joy in being an eccentric oldie and finding yourself and your community. There’s always a dog. It’s usually a naughty spaniel of which, unfortunately, I’ve had much experience!
I live near the sea with my beloved dogs, my husband (also beloved) and a ghost called Zoe. I love the books of Jane Austen, collecting elephants, Belgian chocolate and Strictly Come Dancing. I’m also a complete museum geek and find inspiration in the folklore and history of the many places in which I’ve lived.
I’ve worked in the theatre, for a charity and as a teacher and educational consultant before finally acknowledging that making things up was what I really longed to do. I’ve been happily creating believable heroines, intriguing men and page-turning stories ever since.