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 and Kintana and the Captain's Curse.
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.