About

My family and I live in Manchester UK and when not writing I’m cycling, drinking coffee or eating cake. I have a keen interest in Buddhism and positive thinking.

 

I have a joint honours degree in French and German. As part of the course spent six months working in Paris and six with a publishing house in Bavaria. In my twenties I also formed part of the Opening Crew at Disneyland Paris and that wonderful city inspired my novel From Paris with Love

 

My 2018 release, One Summer in Rome, was inspired by a holiday in that beautiful capital.

 

I have visited most of Europe, Scandinavia, Florida and Japan. However, despite this love of foreign climes, I’m never happier than when holed up at home in the UK, tapping away at the keyboard. Before becoming a published novelist, I wrote short fiction. I made my first magazine sale in 2011. Since then I’ve sold many dozens of stories to mainstream women’s magazines.

My debut novel, Doubting Abbey, from HQDigital (HarperCollins), was shortlisted for the Festival of Romantic Fiction Best Romantic Ebook award, 2014.

My bestselling summer novel, Game of Scones, reached #5 in the AmazonUK Kindle chart and won the Love Stories Awards 2015 Best Romantic Ebook category.

Breakfast Under a Cornish Sun also reached the Kindle top ten in 2016.

On 23rd July 2018 my new publisher, Canelo, released my debut contemporary women’s fiction novel, Forgive Me Not, a story inspired by my own mental health issues and journey into recovery. I blog about that here.