I was born in Radcliffe, Manchester. Growing up, I wanted to be a football reporter. My ambition in life was to be European Footballer of the Year which unfortunately for me was unattainable being female and having no footballing skills.
I have had a varied career from working as a post office clerk to being a HR manager. I also worked as a counsellor and managed a charity. I have had numerous different businesses including a travel company, cafe and cleaning business.
My multi-faceted lifestyle has given me lots of experiences and therefore many writing opportunities.
I now live in South East London, close to my daughter and grandchildren.
My writing roots
At school, I was always a bookworm. I started off my passion for books enthusing over Enid Blyton. This developed into Stephen King’s horror novels. My favourite genres now are psychological thrillers or murder mysteries. I also enjoy self- help books, biographies and chick lit for light entertainment.
I took early retirement to concentrate on writing. I like to write about characters who have a no- nonsense approach. I try to bring some humour into my stories and I always touch on some aspect of my own experience.