So, what do you want to know? Well, I was born in 1977 in
Staffordshire. My parents had me fairly late on in life; their
mid-forties (Although I suppose that’s not so astonishing these days!)
I would say that my childhood holds many memories, both good and bad.
The majority of them I am glad to say are good, like family holidays,
long summers spent with family and cousins and dare I say it….school!
Yes, I loved school.
The first school I attended was All Saints in Leek, until we moved to
a little village called Kingsley where I attended Saint Werburghs. At
this point, sickness hit our family very hard and for a while both my
parents spent long periods in hospital. Later we moved to Cheadle where
I attended high school and finished with fairly average GCSE’s.
One of those was English Literature, which was almost my favourite
subject. I can still remember many of the books we read and have taken
the time to read them again since. Such as, Of Mice and Men by John
Steinbeck, The Black Pearl also by John Steinbeck, Romeo and Juliet by
William Shakespeare and my favourite, Tristan and Isolde.
Since then I have had a curiously chequered employment history and I
now live in County Armagh, Northern Ireland with my husband and two
I still enjoy reading very much and my other interests and hobbies
include, genealogy, writing, walking, painting, sports, cooking, nature,
gardening and surfing the web.
Genealogy has possibly been the catalyst for my sudden foray into
serious writing. My mother’s family are Scot’s and while tracing her
ancestry I found many interesting facts about Scottish history and
places. Having been to Scotland myself on many occasions and I have to
say, it’s a country that sparks the imagination and touches the soul.
My debut novel ‘The Sands of Carsaig‘ is set on the
Isle of Mull which I visited as a small child. I am in the process of
writing the follow up, which will be set for the most part in Australia
I’m just itching to write about other subjects and believe me they
are many and varied, so stay tuned and see what I come up with!