Author visits & talks
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, published by Uclan Publishing July 2020.
I work full time as a museum learning manager - that means I'm usually teaching children about history, nature or dressed up as a character for one of our holiday storywalks!
I have worked at lots of interesting places including Tatton Park, Quarry Bank Mill, Rufford Old Hall, Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and Blackpool Zoo!
Before that I worked at the Liverpool Echo's weekly titles as a journalist and chief sub-editor for 12 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.
My third (unpublished) children's book was selected for the SCBWI BI
Undiscovered Voices 2016
anthology. The opening extract from that book also won the
Margaret Carey Scholarship for fiction 2015