About The Author
I am a mum of two, previously working as a School Business Manager in a special needs school for children with autism and associated learning difficulties.  Whilst I loved my job and all its challenges, I had always felt that something was missing - until I started writing. As such, when my role became redundant in the summer of 2018, I seized the opportunity to follow my dream of trying to make it as a full-time writer. Whether I succeed or not is a journey you can follow via my website, Facebook author page, Twitter and Instagram over the next 12 months. Finger's crossed it will prove to be a positive journey!

I moved to Devon in 1998, and my love of the Devon and Cornwall coast became an inspirational backdrop to my writing.  My first home here was a rather small, very leaky flat with a balcony that faced out to sea.  I would either sit on the balcony and write, or grab my notebook and head for the coffee shop on the seafront, filling my weekends with scribblings and observations.

I actually started writing my first book, Thomas Grey & The Lost City back in 2000, but it sat on my shelf for 14 years before I decided to dust it off and take a second look.  The book was based just west of St Ives in Cornwall, in a beautiful spot called Zennor, although the adventure does cross the globe to Tibet as it follows my love of travel and fascinating destinations.  I finally released this in June 2015, with the help of talented local artist, Chris Bradley .

Through re-writing and editing The Lost City, more ideas began to flow, and I soon had my second book, Thomas Grey & The Scarab Enchantress waiting in the wings.  As you would expect from the title, this adventure spanned from Cornwall to Egypt and was inspired by my previous visit to this amazing country and the ancient treasures it holds.  I released the darker tale of The Scarab Enchantress in November 2016, and I am aiming that the third, Cornish-based book, Thomas Grey & The Smuggler's Cave will follow in 2019.  I say 'aiming', as a small writing challenge I undertook in September 2017 turned into my first entry (and WIN I might add!) into NaNoWriMo.  A simple idea for a Dragon-led fantasy short story turned into a full-blown novel of over 50,000 words within the space of 30 days - and Dragon Rise was born!

Dragon Rise is my first outing into a slightly older market (teen/YA), and was initially planned as a standalone novel.  However, my head rapidly filled with more ideas as I reached the end of Dragon Rise, and now it is lending itself to be one of twelve!!!

So, it looks as though 2018 is going to be a busy one as I as edit and submit Dragon Rise, write the sequel, AND write the third Thomas Grey book!! Will keep you posted ...