I love writing - it is as great a form of escapism for me as is reading. But more than that - I recognise the power of the written word. Great world religions have been spread through holy books, history has been passed on, decisions have been ratified or formalised and futures have been shaped. Words need to be handled carefully - tremendous good can come from them, but so can many wrongs.
My first novel, 'Losing Face' was published in 2012. I am ready to find a publisher for the sequel 'The Crazy Dance of Emma J'. Both of these books were written mainly for young adults, but in fact they appeal to all ages.
Meanwhile, my first novel for adults,'Trying to Fly' has been published and the second in the series will be out in September 2017. Both of these novels are Dr Mike Lewis stories and I am now writing the third in the series.
I love flash fiction and have dabbled in poetry, with some poems accepted for publication. Mostly they are written for friends and family. I have an MA in Creative Writing.
I am a trained clinical psychologist, having specialised mainly in working with children and young adults. Under my married name I have co-published four books on working creatively with children and adolescents (The Creative Therapy Series). I have contributed to several psychology journals and the Christian magazine, 'Caring'.
I live in rural Norfolk with my long-suffering husband who gently reminds me to eat and sleep when I am deeply engrossed in a project. Fortunately, I do the same for him! We love it when our house is full of friends, family and children. We own a rescued cat and a rather lively Old English Sheepdog (who seems to think she can help me with editing, see below). Our garden is visited by many birds, rabbits, a lone squirrel and several deer.
I enjoy telling people about writing and my writing life so please contact me if you would like me to do signings, talks to groups or any teaching.