I’m the Sales Director for a stationery and office supplies company in Doncaster. I’ve also been a nurse, an emergency first response instructor and a PADI Staff Instructor (which is a Scuba diving instructor who can teach people to be instructors themselves).
I’ve always loved to read and from a very early age, decided that one day I’d be an author. Just before I left school at 15, I went to my careers advice officer and he asked me what I’d like to do. When I said that I’d like to write or become a journalist, he asked me which University I’d be going to. When I replied that I couldn’t go to University, my family would never have been able to afford it. He suggested that I take a job in a high street store.
My dream of becoming an author diminished and I carried on with life.
In 2008, I was involved in a car accident that damaged all the nerves in my shoulder. I couldn’t dive or teach anymore and was left with many hours on my hands. It was then that I once again turned to my love of writing and found that I naturally steered towards creating stories of romantic and psychological suspense.
My own life story, along with varied career choices helps me create unique characters. I like to give both my hero’s and heroine’s challenging back stories, unpredictable plots and eventually, (as in all romance) very happy endings… even if they have a battle to get there.
I joined the RNA in 2014 under the wonderful umbrella of the New Writers Scheme and in 2015, my debut novel ‘House of Secrets won the Choc Lit Search for a Star competition.
I happily live in a small rural hamlet near Doncaster, with my wonderful hero at home husband, Haydn.