I live in Liverpool with my daughter Jessica and writing was most definitely a late discovery. I didn’t really begin to explore creative writing until I was almost 40, at which point my young son Nathan was fighting for his life. Poetry and keeping a journal helped me through those difficult times and the darker times to come when he died in 2006. He was three years old.
I continued to write and in 2010 I was fortunate enough to find an agent. Luigi Bonomi has a fantastic reputation which is truly deserved and with his help we transformed my first manuscript. Shortly afterwards in 2011 I was offered a book deal with HarperCollins.
My first novel Yesterday’s Sun was published in January 2012 and I was absolutely thrilled when it was selected for the Richard and Judy Spring Book Club List.
You can read more about my journey into publishing here, or for a little more information about me, here are a couple of articles published in 2012: