About Me

I spent my childhood in a small market town in Nottinghamshire, reading, roller-booting, baking disastrous cakes and spending hours on the phone to my best friend, despite us living a ten second’s walk from each other.

After studying Biochemistry at university, I worked in cancer research, then balanced teaching antenatal classes with raising my young family. It was fantastic job, but after 10 years of talking about childbirth and nappies, it was time to move on.

So, I decided to embark on a new adventure. By the time I’d tapped out the first chapter I had fallen in love with writing, and suddenly all those hours spent daydreaming made sense.

As well as writing novels, I’m trustee of Free Range Chicks, a fabulous network of women who share their love, hope, strength and joy with each other. You can find out more about us at http://www.freerangechicks.net.

I live in a village on the outskirts of Robin Hood country, where I love to walk with my cocker spaniel, Murphy, and occasionally manage a run.

Having overcome childhood selective mutism, one of the things I love about my job is getting invited to speak or lead seminars and workshops at all sorts of different groups, conferences and events.

If you would be interested in having me come to speak, please fill out the form on the Contact Me page!