I’ve always loved reading and writing, but I never considered writing as a career until a former manager suggested I write a book because my business reports read more like stories. Great idea, but what on earth would I write about?
A year or so later, a friend presented me with a gift voucher for a telephone clairvoyant to help me through a crossroads in my life and career. That telephone call changed my life. The clairvoyant told me that I was going to move back home, start my own business, then meet and marry the man of my dreams. Oh, and his name would be Steven! Let the search commence! I didn’t actually find Steven, but I did find the premise for my first novel.
In September 2014, I was excited to secure a three-book publishing contract but the company ceased trading after my books had been released so, with my rights back, I re-launched those books as an indie writer. I released further titles then, in early 2019, was thrilled to secure an amazing 10-book publishing deal with Boldwood Books. The deal is for a combination of brand new stories and re-issues of some of my back catalogue.
All my stories are set in Whitsborough Bay, a fictional North Yorkshire seaside town inspired by the towns and villages along the stunning North Yorkshire Coast, particularly Scarborough where I live. They're all uplifting stories of love and friendship.
I live with my husband (a non-Steven), my daughter, Ella the Sprocker Spaniel, and an ever-growing hug of collectible teddy bears although, if Ella has her way, they'll be a collection of heads and limbs instead!
My dream is to be able to write full-time. Maybe one day. For now, I'm a home-based tutor, trying (usually unsuccessfully) to balance writing alongside marking assignments.