I have worked for an MA in Creative Writing to refine my writing skills and am now writing several novels at once, with one just about to be published. I love flash fiction and have dabbled in poetry, having begun to have poems accepted for publication. Mostly they are written for friends and family.
I am a trained clinical psychologist, specialising in working with children. Under my married name I have published four books on working creatively with children and adolescents.
I live in rural Norfolk and have a long-suffering husband who becomes some sort of carer of me when I am deeply engrossed in a project. Fortunately, I do the same for him! Our house is often full of children and we own a rather lively Old English Sheepdog, a dominant cat and are sadly missing our rather cheeky peacock who has gone walkabout.
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.
On the following pages are a few samples of my work - including from 'Losing Face', published by Roundfire Books and now available on Amazon or through Waterstones. There is a short scene from the novel on my video page.