PRINT & KINDLE BOOKS
“Both heart breaking and thought provoking." (Goodreads)
"Beautifully observed & stylishly written with flair & energy." (The Book Club)
"The kind of story you put your life on hold for and emerge from with a renewed sense of mystery." (Amazon)
"A fast-paced gem craftily fusing contemporary life & ancient lore. Left me spellbound." (Goodreads)
I was born in Chorlton-cum-Hardy in Manchester, and spent much of my childhood reading fantasy books and exploring the dramatic local countryside fueled solely by Kendal Mint Cake and a vivid imagination. Unsurprisingly a love of the natural world and a hint of mystery is something that often appears in my writing.
My passion for writing started when I won a poetry competition at the tender age of seven. Since then I have had a brief sojourn as an actress and singer touring with the wild, wonderful and unfortunately, late, Brian Behan; written screenplays, poems, short stories and four novels,
and worked as a TV and editorial journalist. I studied English & Media at the University of Sussex and have worked in local government for the last 17 years, something which has engendered in me a passionate belief in public services and equality.
I live in Brighton in a loving if sometimes hectic menagerie including my husband, kids, step-kids and pets. I go to work, write books, do some freelance journalism and relax by cooking very hot curries, going on long walks and sitting in cosy pubs. A combination of all three would pretty much describe my perfect day!