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About Me

A deep and unabiding love of literature has guided my entire life. As a child, I remember watching my parents disappear between the pages of a book, and longed to follow them. That same desire later drove me to seek a job at Waterstones, where I slept, breathed and devoured book after book. 

It led me to Lancaster University, where I completed a BA in English and Creative Writing, and, afterwards, to Exeter, where I decided to try and use my passion to help others. I qualified as an English teacher in 2014. 

All this time, I remained a writer at heart, "dabbling" on the side between marking books and sleeping. For me, writing was a passion, and for many years I was too nervous to do anything, despite the number of completed manuscripts in my collection. 

It was not until a year after my son's birth, when I realised if I could survive a full-time job on 6 hours sleep and 12 months of motherhood, I could probably do anything. I fished out The Rose and the Thorn, re-wrote it, and published it myself during the summer holidays. 

It turned out to be the first of many, as he turned out people did enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. My 13th book is out this August!