I was born in Liverpool, England, at a time when the Beatles (Twist and Shout!) were becoming popular. My family moved to the Wirral on the “posh” side of the river Mersey when she was eleven. I attended the local girls’ grammar school, going on to college where she graduated with a Medical Secretarial Diploma.
I worked as a medical secretary to an ophthalmic surgeon before going on to work as a legal secretary. In 1980 I moved to Scotland with her husband. I spent the next twenty years living in a croft on the outskirts of a village in the Highlands, and while there, managed a company involved in the offshore oil industry. I feel Scotland is my spiritual home, which probably the reason why I used it for the setting of her second novel.
An avid reader, I have always enjoyed writing and recounting stories– mainly in the form of letters to friends. I recently completed an Open University course in writing fiction. The House on the Shore is my second novel. I am currently working on a third manuscript, Ring of Lies.