Before I became a published author I did several jobs. I started as a junior reporter on a local paper and always worked with the written word - as assistant to a small publisher, proof reader in a print works, editorial assistant to a local newspaper editor and finally as a library assistant which I did for 22 years. This varied career was a good grounding for the discipline of writing. However, I always wanted to be a writer and wrote short stories and articles in my spare time.
My books are historical romance which is quite a wide genre allowing me explore different eras and write about the problems and challenges my heroines encounter. My favourite era is Victorian but my more recent books have been set during the two world wars.
My latest release is ‘Daisy’s War’ which is set at the beginning of World War Two on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent where I grew up. This is the first of a trilogy called ‘A Family at War’ and I have just started on the second book which will continue Daisy’s story but also tell more about her WAAF sister Sylvia.
I read very widely in different genres but my early favourites were the saga writers like Catherine Cookson. I always wanted to write stories like hers.