About

I live with my lovely family and  our cat Mitzie who thinks she is a dog.             

When not writing I’m cycling, drinking coffee or eating cake. I love baking, but watch out – one short story I sold reflected the time I accidentally slathered puddings with Hollandaise sauce, instead of custard!I have a keen interest in Buddhism and positive thinking.

 

My background is in languages, encouraged by a childhood love of holidays in France. In my twenties, I formed part of the Opening Crew at Disneyland Paris, which allowed me to enjoy that wonderful city – surely the most romantic place in the world that inspired my novel From Paris with Love. Here I am with my husband, during a recent trip, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.

 

My new 2018 release, One Summer in Rome, was inspired by my 2016 holiday in that beautiful city.

 

I have also visited Scandinavia, Florida and Japan. However, despite this love of foreign climes, I’m never happier than when holed up, in my office 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 HarperCollins (CarinaUK), was inspired by the hit series Downton Abbey. It 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.  My summer 2016 novel, Breakfast under a Cornish Sun, also reached the Top Ten AmazonUK Kindle chart. Out in May 2018 is One Summer in Rome – featuring a rather special hero…