I was born in England but lived in New Zealand for some years. Wonderful country, wonderful people. From there I spent four years in central Africa on a bush mission comprising a hospital, school, farm and leprosarium. This was a very interesting and useful experience where I learnt a lot about myself and enjoyed the company of people from all over the world, as well as the delightful Africans. Africa dragged my love of writing to the surface. Living some forty miles from the nearest tarmac road, I soon ran out of bedtime stories for the children. Scribbling began. On returning to England, fiction took a back seat as real life took over – mostly feeding the mortgage. I worked in finance and psychiatry for many years and part time, I arranged social events for single people, just like Laura does in my first novel, Hide in Time.
I have also written and read for the BBC.