Born in Bolton and raised in Zimbabwe, I have lived and worked in several countries across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
A keen animal and nature lover, I almost trained to be a vet but decided instead to stick with words.
I now live in Kent where I beachcomb for interesting combinations of words and run a sanctuary for truculent mowls. Much of my philosophising, pondering and plottery is done while walking the coastal path that looks out over the English Channel. I have two brilliant stepsons and a much-loved nephew in primary school.
Three interesting facts about me:
I piloted a plane some time before I first got in the driving seat of a car.
My fondest holiday memory is holding hands with a wild green turtle when diving in Oman.
My most-played song is Spanish Flea.
I love doing events (especially if I can wear my flying squirrel onesie) - so please get in touch! I have public liability insurance and am DBS checked for volunteer work.