I'm a Lancashire lass. I grew up in Wigan and now live in Skelmersdale. I love to visit Blackpool as often as possible!
I am the author of Gracie Fairshaw and the Mysterious Guest, Gracie Fairshaw and the Trouble at the Tower, Kintana and the Captain's Curse and the forthcoming Gracie Fairshaw and the Missing Reel.
I also work as a library information assistant.
My previous career was in heritage and wildlife education. I worked at Norton Priory Museum for 12 years, most recently as learning manager. I have also worked at Tatton Park, Quarry Bank Mill, Rufford Old Hall, Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and Blackpool Zoo!
My first career was journalist and sub-editor. I worked for Liverpool Daily Post & Echo Weekly newspapers for 10 years!
I was the first person in my family to go to university thanks to a grant (and student loans). I studied Journalism, film & broadcasting in Cardiff.
I began writing my first children's novel in 2000. It was a time travel adventure! An extract was longlisted for the Writers & Artist's 100th edition novel writing competition.