I grew up in London between Hampstead and Highgate and later in Hertfordshire. I developed from a young book worm and secret scribbler into an adult bookworm and scribbler. Occasionally, I even got paid for the words.
I studied at Exeter University and later did a Master’s degree at Cardiff, University of Wales. After I married I lived for several years in Canada and the US and briefly, Mexico.
I now live in Bristol where I worked for some years at the University of Bristol. I also taught creative writing and did freelance work for various agencies and magazines.
I have two grown up children and a small grandson. I’m now divorced and working full time as a writer.
What I Love
- Music, especially opera
- Radio 4
- Walking in the country
- Far horizons
After my children left home I decided to become the world’s oldest backpacker for a year. I sold my house and followed in the footsteps of those intrepid 19th century lady travellers – I self-published a book about my adventures called Vagabond Shoes which won the novel prize at the Winchester Writers’ Conference.
The book is now available on Kindle. Click here for details >>
My agent is Kiran Kataria – http://www.keanekataria.co.uk