Welcome to my writing world.
I’m a 37 year old self-confessed romance junkie and hero seeker. I grew up in the village of Bussage, near Stroud, in the Cotswolds, returning to my birth town of Cheltenham as a teenager. I’m married to my very own hero, Matt, and have three sons, Hamish, Arch & Lol. My first encounter of a romance author was chats over the garden wall between my Dad, Pa B, and Mrs Cooper from the neighbouring village of Bisley. It came as quite a surprise in later life to find that Mrs Cooper was in fact Jilly Cooper! My writing inspiration now comes from other Cotswolds authors including Jill Mansell and Katie Fforde.
I write contemporary romance with a light-hearted tone and am a member of the Romantic Novelists Association. What interests me most is people, their interactions, emotions and relationships. It’s probably why my career to date has been based in property; call me ‘naturally curious’.
When I’m not busy writing, helping Matt run his electrical empire, or being the three amigo’s taxi service I really enjoy running my Vizsla x Weimaraner, Sparky. We’re both currently training for the Stroud half-marathon although Sparky’s motivation lies much more in chasing bunny rabbits.
I’m a graduate of the Romantic Novelists’ Association New Writers’ Scheme and must attribute this supportive and informative scheme as to how I won the Choc Lit Search for a Star competition 2016 with my debut novel due for publication in Summer 2017. If you are an aspiring romantic novelist, I can’t advocate this scheme enough.