Could you tell us a little bit about yourself?
was born in 1950 in Gloucestershire. My father died when I was a child, and I
moved to Sheffield with my mother. I studied
Russian and German at London
University. I have lived
in Sheffield ever since. I have worked as a
language teacher and in an admin job in computer maintenance, and have run
riding lessons in the Scottish borders. Now I am a speech and language
therapist in North Derbyshire. I was married
in 1984, and have two sons, but am now divorced.
Describe your book ‘The Green Bronze Mirror’ in 30 words or less.
Teenage girl Karen finds an old mirror which
transports her in time to the Roman empire.
She is taken into slavery and becomes involved with early Chrstianity.
What was the hardest part of writing your book?
I think that the hardest part is going over
what you've written, reducing and condensing.
What books have had the greatest influence on you?
books which most influenced me were the works of Rosemary Sutcliff, especially
Eagle of the Ninth.
Briefly share with us what you do to market your
Apart from my activity in Freado, I am a member of
the Independent Author Network, and also active on Twitter and Goodreads, and
Harper Collins' peer review site Authonomy.
How do you spend your time when you are not
intereses are long-distance walks, horses and blues music.
I'm an outdoor person at heart, love animals, wild places and wine. I have two
sons who are the best thing in my life, even though when I was younger I
thought I didn't want children.
What are you working on next?
I have no writing projects until I have more
time - after retirement.