Hello! I was born in London, but have lived most of my life in Hampshire, where the Meonbridge Chronicles are set.
After a first degree in Classics and English, I began working life as a computer programmer, in those days a very new profession. It was fun for a few years, but I left to become a school careers officer in Dorset.
But it was when I discovered technical authoring that I knew I’d found my vocation. I spent the next few decades writing and editing all sorts of material, some fascinating, some dull, for a wide variety of clients, including an international hotel group, medical instrument manufacturers and the Government.
I’ve written creatively for most of my adult life, but it wasn’t until our children had grown up and flown the nest, several years ago, that creative writing and, especially, writing historical fiction, took centre stage in my life.
I have a Masters in Creative Writing from Portsmouth University, and a PhD from the University of Southampton.