As a child Tora permanently had her nose stuck in a book and dreamt of one day becoming an author. However, the business of everyday life soon got in the way and it wasn’t until she was in her thirties that she rediscovered the joy of creative writing. For a long time, she wrote purely for pleasure, but in 2010 her old dream of becoming a published author resurfaced and she started writing novels. History has always fired her imagination, and it seemed natural to set her novels in the medieval castles she used to enjoy exploring on childhood holidays in Wales and the Welsh Marches. She was offered her first publishing contract with The Wild Rose Press in 2018.
Previous jobs include civil engineer (her first graduate job was working on a sewage treatment project), maths teacher and education consultant. Probably the most exciting job she’s had was teaching in a school on the edge of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana.
In her free time, when she can drag herself away from reading, she enjoys walking and cycling. She lives in Shropshire in a house that doesn’t contain nearly enough bookshelves.