I began writing in the year 2000 at Adult Education classes in Ringwood in the New Forest and began submitting short stories and articles to magazines and anthologies.

Over the years, I’ve been a member of several writing groups and moved home twice. I now live in East Anglia, on the Essex/Suffolk border, where my husband and I share a small 18th century cottage with our large Dalmatian, Digby.

I’ve always enjoyed learning. Developing my craft has been a pleasure that has included numerous informal and residential courses, a BA course with the Open University and a Masters in creative writing with Manchester Metropolitan University, from which I graduated in 2017.

My writing interests are now mainly novels and competition short-story writing, although I dabble in non-fiction articles from time to time. May’s Boys has followed me from a writing workshop in Dorset, to a BA module, to my MA dissertation and now to becoming a fully fledged book.

Writing a sequel to May’s Boys has been another experience for me. May’s Stony Road will be published in February 2022 and has allowed me to follow the characters into 1947, a year that opened with three months of snow.

I take my writing seriously and am a member of the Society of Authors and the Society of Women Writers and Journalists as well as Brentwood Writers’ Circle.

Profile photograph courtesy of Michael Jershov.