A smile ... a cuddle ... a shared memory ... a story is much more than words.
Think back. Remember that special book - the one that you always chose. The one that made you laugh, the one that made you cry. The characters, so real, they are still in your heart and will be always alive...
I started writing full-time in 2006 and I love the job that I do. I want my stories to be those special ones; the ones that will be remembered forever.
I was born and grew up in industrial South Wales where factory chimneys outnumbered the sheep on the hills! When I was eighteen I moved to Bath where I trained to be a primary school teacher, graduating in 1987.
When my eldest daughter was born, I decided to leave teaching to spend time at home being a mum and to try to improve my cooking skills (which are still not good!).
More recently, I have supported children in primary schools where I have implemented literacy programmes and re-integrated children returning to school following periods of long-term illness. It was during this time that I became passionate about writing for children - convinced that language, expressed through wonderful literature, is the key that stimulates learning and imagination.
I now live in a hidden valley, surrounded by sheep, wild deer and cows with big fluffy ears! Along with my husband and two daughters, I share an ancient cottage with a huge Golden Retriever called Dylan, two cats, guinea pigs and a teeny mini-lop eared rabbit!