From a young age, I’ve loved writing stories, but it wasn’t until the small primary school I was teaching in closed down, that I started writing seriously. While considering my future, I enrolled on an online writing course. It was the first time I’d written since school, and I hadn’t expected to fall in love with it again so quickly. I soon found out writing is a drug. After the course finished, I was left feeling bereft and my tutor suggested I try sending my stories to women’s magazines. I was lucky enough to have my first sale in a matter of months and, since then, have had over three hundred stories published as well as serials. It’s not surprising that my thoughts then turned to novels. The idea of writing my debut psychological thriller came to me on a holiday in the Lake District. Settings and characters have always come first with me, but the plot quickly followed. I am thrilled that my publisher Bookouture took a chance on me and, because of them, my dream to become a published novelist has come true.
My motto is – It’s never too late!