About me

Welcome to my website. I like to write feel-good stories with a twist.  My aim is to entertain and raise a smile. When I’m not writing, I’m reading, or talking about books.

I’ve always had a very vivid imagination and my passion for storytelling began at a very early age. As a child I loved nothing more than escaping into a good book.  I still firmly believe in the magic of books – they can provide companionship and solace, make you laugh, make you cry, or take you on wild adventures.  I now run a regular feature on my blog where guest authors talk about the books which evoke their special memories, the books they can return to time and time again, what I call ‘comfort reads’.

My own writing career began with a move to the US in 2009 when I started a blog about life as an ex-pat. When I returned to the UK three years later I took a class in creative writing and after a few competition successes with short stories, I embarked on writing a novel.  When I’m not writing, or reading, I like to travel. I currently live on the beautiful south coast of England with my husband and a very spoilt cat.

My debut novel, The Theatre of Dreams was published on 1 August 2018 by Crooked Cat Books. A devious octogenarian recruits a disgraced actress and a bankrupt architect in an elaborate plot to save her family’s historic seaside pavilion.
“A book filled with twists, second chances, friendship, nostalgia, charm, and a splash of romance…absolutely recommend to anyone who is a fan of women’s fiction with some interesting plot twists.”

“Such a wonderful and well-written debut with a unique premise for a story with a great balance of romance and mystery besides.”

“Refreshingly different, wonderful plot, kept me interested till the last page and hungry for more.”

I am a member of Hampshire Writers’ Association and the Romantic Novelists’ Association.
*STOP PRESS NEWS*
My second novel, Your Secret’s Safe With Me, will be published by Crooked Cat Books in 2019.
More about that coming soon….