About me...

I was born in North Yorkshire but have lived in Buckinghamshire with my

husband and three children for many years.

I've loved writing since childhood and when I was eleven had a poem published in 'Judy' comic, which I dined out on for years before deciding I'd better move on and write something else.

After joining an online writing group, I began submitting short stories to women's magazines and have sold more than 300 in the UK and abroad.

I never let go of my dream to write a novel, inspired by some of my early favourite romantic comedy authors, Christina Jones, Catherine Alliott and Marian Keyes and - more recently - Sophie Kinsella, Fiona Gibson and Mhairi McFarlane and was thrilled to be approached by award-winning publisher Bookouture to write my BEACHSIDE series. Writing 3 novels in a year was a challenge, but one I enjoyed rising to. I followed that with the SEASHELL COVE novels set in Devon, and my third series features THE LITTLE FRENCH CAFE located in a beautiful region of France called The Ile de Re. I hope you enjoy reading the books as much I've enjoyed writing them. 

Three previous three romcoms, with a paranormal twist, can be downloaded from Amazon and are also available as audiobooks. I love listening to books in the car and have been known to prolong a journey so I can listen for longer! 

I've recently taken a step to the dark(er) side and have co-written a psychogical thriller with a fellow writer and friend Amanda Brittany called THE SECRET SISTER published by HQDigital/HarperCollins, which is available as an ebook, paperback or audiobook. I'm working on a second novel with Mandy, and currently writing the first of two solo psychological suspense books, due for publication in August 2020 with the second to follow in March 2021. 




         Me with co-author,

         Amanda Brittany






When I'm not writing, I read - A LOT - and somehow fit in plenty of film and TV watching, baking, and walking through the woods and fields around where I live, which is excellent for plotting books (and working off the cake.)

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