My background is in journalism and before becoming a novelist I wrote for a wide variety of national newspapers and women’s magazines.
I read English at Cambridge University and my first job was as a cub reporter on The Western Morning News based in Plymouth, which covered the whole of Devon and Cornwall. I spent a lot of time racing around this part of the world in my ancient red mini and the experience inspired me, many years later, to write my series, TREMARNOCK, based in a fictional Cornish fishing village.
My Cornish books are Tremarnock, The Cornish Guest House, Tremarnock Summer, A Cornish Secret and The Girl Who Came Home to Cornwall. I have also written three other novels – The Darling Girls, Never Close Your Eyes and Gym and Slimline. They’re very different stories, but all are warm, heartfelt tales about women, love, life, work, relationships and families, so maybe they’re not that dissimilar after all.
I live in South West London and have three children and two fat cats called Pablo and Dolly. As well as visiting Cornwall, I like reading (a lot) and running in Richmond Park with my friends (slowly).
Although The Girl Who Came Home To Cornwall is the last in this series, for now, I don’t think I’ll be able to stay away from Tremarnock for too long! I’m currently working on a brand new title, also for Head of Zeus, set in a fresh location.