I was born a stone’s throw from the English Channel and I still live near the sea in Kent, with my own family – so close to the South Eastern edge of England that we’re very nearly French – and it’s probably why so many of my books are set near the sea too. After a catalyst called cancer gave me a major kick up the proverbial, I decided I was finally going to write my first book, something I’d been dreaming of for as long as I could remember.
Since having my debut novel published in 2015, things have happened quite quickly and I have written more than twenty novels. I’ve been able to fulfil a childhood dream of walking into WHSmiths and buying a book with my name on it and I still find it almost impossible to believe that my books have been Amazon bestsellers too. I write contemporary women’s fiction, with a focus on love, friendship, family and community, when I’m not knee-deep in assignments at the university where I still teach part-time.
Having recently signed a twelve-book deal with Boldwood Books, which will include The Cornish Midwives series, my ambition to drink tea and make stuff up on a full-time basis is ever closer. If you follow me on Twitter, Instagram or my author page on Facebook, I might even say something interesting one of these days… although I wouldn’t hold your breath!