I am a historical novelist, and live in Dovercourt, Essex, near the ports of Harwich and Parkeston. I married my school sweetheart and we have three children and three grandchildren. In 2019 we will celebrate 40 years of marriage. When I left nursing and moved to Cyprus in 2005, I wrote my first novel, and when I returned to live back in the UK in 2013, I’d written my fifth. In 2014, I was short-listed for the Festival of Romantic Fiction New Talent Award.
I’m now classed as a hybrid author due to the fact I signed a contract with HarperCollins/HarperImpulse, and have been self-published for ten years.
My traditional published book is due for release in November 2018 in digital format and paperback in 2019. The Secret Orphan is the first WWII book I’ve written. In the past, it has been the Victorian era which has captured my attention, but the challenge of a new path has made me seek a new era as I also love the research process.
When I am not writing I fish with my husband, or make greetings cards. I also enjoy cross-stitch, and love playing with my granddaughters who live nearby. Our grandson lives in Canada and it is that reason I introduced a Canadian pilot into The Secret Orphan.
I became a full member of the RNA in 2018.