About Me

Hello!  Thank you for taking the time to find out more about me.  I have just finished writing my first children’s story.  I am also mummy to a gorgeous toddler, wife to a gorgeous husband and travel person extraordinaire.  I have lived abroad at times but am now settled in the south-east of England. 

About Inspiration….?

I have been researching my family history and find that a lot of my inspiration comes from events/people who I have found from years gone by.  We have a lot of sea-faring people in our family so a lot of my stories are based on or near the coast.  I also have a love of crime/detective fiction so again there is usually an element of this involved.  My other great love is a cheesy musical on a Sunday afternoon so I guess that the whole happy ending thing comes from there. 

About People…?

People fascinate me, particularly people from history and how they lived.  I love watching people too (preferably from a nice Italian cafe in a piazza somewhere).  People’s relationships with books is intriguing and how they relate to the characters – especially younger readers. 

About Books or Kindle? 

As a bookshop owner in a previous life I always swore that I would never own a Kindle.  I love the feeling of being in a bookshop and feeling the pages turn and seeing the bright covers.  But then, my beloved husband bought me a Kindle and I haven’t looked back.  I love the fact that you can carry it around with thousands of books on it.  I love the fact that you can read it outside in the sunshine.  It will never replace a book but it is a great invention for one who travels and lives in the modern world.  I still like reading an actual book too though!