Welcome to my writing world.
A self-confessed property geek, 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 women’s fiction 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’. I have over fifteen years experience in property in the Cotswolds and now provide copy, marketing and blogging services for Gloucestershire Estate Agents seeking to broaden their coverage and gain clients. In addition, I also over bespoke relocation services to those seeking property in the Cotswolds and you can read all about my property consultancy services here.
I’m a graduate of the Romantic Novelists’ Association New Writers’ Scheme and must attribute this supportive and informative scheme to the achievements in my writing career to date, including my debut novel, Meet Me at Number Five and recently published Heart in the Right Place. If you are an aspiring romantic novelist, I can’t advocate this scheme enough.