Author, mother of three and amateur photographer.
The youngest of four children, I was born in North Kent forty-something years ago and that is where I lived, on a council housing estate, for the first twenty-five years of my life.
When I was nine or ten years old, I was fortunate enough to encounter that precious thing, a wonderful teacher, who planted the seed of possibility that writing was something I could do. I caught the writing bug. It was a love that stayed with me throughout my childhood.
Unfortunately, where I grew up, work was in short supply and getting a job, any job, was the prime concern of most school leavers who wanted to make something of their life. I gave up all ideas of writing in favour of getting a “proper job” and started work in a factory the day before I officially left school at 16.
I’ve never been afraid of hard work and, by God, I worked hard at getting better work. It paid off. Through the years I’ve worked as a typist, Assistant Company Secretary, IT Manager and Property Manager. Now I work in the state education system, supporting children with Special Educational Needs. It’s the worst paid job I’ve ever had but probably the most rewarding.
It took many years before I started putting pen to paper again and still more before I made the decision to publish. It is a decision I haven’t regretted. My only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner.
These days, I live in the East of England countryside, where I enjoy a long and ever changing list of hobbies while trying to avoid all things domestic, usually with great success.
Visit my website for information about published books and where to buy them.