I’ve wanted to be an author for as long as I can remember but it wasn’t a career option at my Gloucester school. Instead, I worked as a journalist and press officer for years and brought up a family, all the while writing fiction on the quiet.
Eventually, stuff started to happen. I was shortlisted in two national novel-writing competitions and I started to think maybe being a bona-fide author wasn’t a pipedream after all. But it was still a few years until brilliant publisher Bookouture offered me a three-book contract and my dream finally came true. The moral of this story, for any would-be authors out there, is never give up!
Now, I live by the sea near Brighton with my husband, in an old house that I love. I write at my desk in the attic with Radio 2 on in the background, except when I’m procrastinating. My preferred methods of procrastination include gazing at gorgeous photos of Cornwall, binge-watching box sets, meeting friends for coffee, and strolling by the sea.
There’s more about my writing, and what’s distracting me at the moment, on my blog. And I spend far too much time on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram so you can find me there.