About me

Hi there! Pull up a chair, why don’t you.

I’m very lucky in that I get to spend most of my time either reading or writing.

This wasn’t always the case! Despite doing an English degree and then an MA in Victorian Literature, I worked in the NHS for several years, mostly in learning and development, and made occasional secret forays into creative writing. But job changes, combined with a serious case of the writing bug, brought me back to fiction.

Nowadays I have several book series on the go – have a look at my Books and Series page and you’ll see what I mean! I write mysteries, sometimes contemporary, sometimes historical – see, there was a point to that MA! They usually have a dash of humour, and often a hint of romance.

I also wear two other hats. I work part time in primary schools, working with year 6 students on their reading comprehension skills. I used to hate comprehension when I was a kid, probably because it involved answering questions on cards from a big box, so it’s quite ironic that I really enjoy this – but then again, I get to pick the text!

My other hat is an editing hat. I’d been editing for fellow author friends for some time. When 2020 ended my schools work for some months, I decided to offer my services more widely, and now I edit books for a growing group of authors.

I live in Cheshire with my husband, two teenage boys, and two adorable and thoroughly spoilt cats called Frankie and Luna.

I’m always happy to hear from people, so if you’d like to chat or ask me anything, do find me on Twitter or Facebook, or send me a message on the contact form. Off to make another cup of tea now…