Nobody wants my life story, but I will give you the best bits. I grew up in North Wales, by the sea and the mountains, until I left for the harsh reality of Cambridge, where there’s no sea or mountains. I read English at King’s College, which was awesome and scary, and really, really fun.
I’ve been making up stories all my life, from my very first illustrated book about a lonesome dragon and a spoilt princess. It was a masterpiece I’m sure, though my mum clearly didn’t think so, or she would have kept it.
One day (shortly) after leaving university I realised I had to grow up and earn some money, so I became a barrister, but it never felt right. I left after a valiant 10 year run to raise my kids and write a book.
I live in Frome in Somerset with my husband, three children, two dogs, four chickens and two ducks. Still no sea or mountains… But some hills, and Longleat’s quite close. So there are lions
I love to write for children. That’s where my heart is. I don’t know if it’s because I still remember my childhood like it was yesterday, or because some of my favourite books are children’s books, but that’s what I do. I also write short stories and poetry.
When I’m not writing, I read screenplays for my husband, who is an independant film producer.
I love reading, plays and music, dancing and making cakes, and then eating them.
This blog is a glimpse into the inside of my head.
One day my books will give a further look.
There will be sea, and mountains. Oh, and badgers, castles, magic, starlight, dogs (lots), books (loads), lions, film references, and cake (lots).
See you there one day.