I live in a modern house in a riverside village called Wivenhoe. It's a big change from the many years I spent in a rural paradise in an ancient cottage. However I still have my ancient husband and for company. I have two adult children and three grandchildren.
I was born in the Isle of Man, in Ramsey, but have never been back to visit. Perhaps one day. I spent my first four years in Berkshire where I developed my life long love of horses by spending time with our bad-tempered shetland pony. We then moved to St John's Wood, London, where we remained until I was eleven. We moved to Wivenhoe -and I married and had my children baptised at the lovely Norman church in this village.
We have come full circle. It's wonderful to have a train and buses on the doorstep and shops within walking distance. Also I have friends and family still living here.
Over the years I have worked as a nanny, a secretary, a cleaner, a
restaurateur, an hotelier, a Secondary and Primary teacher but am now, finally, a writer. Throughout the years I never doubted I would become a published author. My cupboard is filled with half-written books, ideas and unfinished stories.
I write because I have to, I would do it anyway, but knowing other people are enjoying my stories makes all the angst and scribbling worth while.
I have nine hardbacks published by Robert Hale and all are out in Large Print. I have eleven novellas published with My Weekly Pocket Novels and all these have been sold to Linford Romance. I have also sold four to People's Friend Pocket Novels and these are all coming out with Linford this year.
I am now indie-publishing my Regency books. I now ahve nine titels on Kindle and two box sets.
I have two WW2 historicals on Kindle. My Jane Austen retelling, Miss Bennet & Mr Bingley, is also out with Kindle.