My Story

Thank you for visiting my website. As you are here, you are probably an avid reader, as I am.


I grew up on the Isle of Wight, where I spent many happy days on the beach swimming and reading - still my favourite pastimes. I love the power of story, and believe that sharing stories from different perspectives and different backgrounds can help us understand the world better. I studied psychology at Leicester University because I have always been interested in the workings of the mind, especially in what motivates people, and what can lead people to make the wrong decisions for the right reasons. I love creating my own characters, each one flawed and touching in their own way.


After starting my career in London, I moved to Paris in my early twenties, where I followed a career in teaching. I recently completed a Masters in International Education, focusing on Third Culture Kids and their sense of belonging; a theme which runs through my first novel. It was in fact, living in Paris that inspired me to write While Paris Slept, as I came to discover its rich and troubled past. Where ever I went I noticed plaques on walls where resistance fighters had been killed, or on buildings from where Jewish families had been deported. I began to wonder what it would have been like to live under an occupation.....

From inspiration to publication 


Step 1- Having the idea (video) 


Step 2- Finding an agent - (Download pdf)


Step 3- Finding a publisher (video)


Step 4- Changes - title and revisions (video) 

 

Step 5- Copy-editing and The Super-proof (download pdf)


Step 6- Final leadup to publication (video)


Step 7-COMING SOON -  Audio production