I’m a “Geordie lass” from Newcastle upon Tyne, in the north east of England, not far from the castles and beaches of the stunning Northumberland coastline. The city is famous for Newcastle United - our Premier League football team has major aspirations but zero results! It’s a university city and a well-known weekend destination if you’re wanting to party or “shop until you drop”. I’ve always written, usually when I’m meant to be doing something else. I’m that woman talking to herself on the bus, scribbling ideas with a purple pen.
Whispered Wishes was inspired by a real-life event - the scene on the train where Olivia meets Lucas again. The guy was a surf-dude, the girl looked prim, like a lawyer. They bickered for three hours but by the end, they were all over each other and clearly heading for a hotel. I was intrigued and tempted to follow them. But I reined in my stalker tendencies and wrote a novel instead.