By day I run around after my three young daughters, by night I moonlight as a fantasy author.
Since graduating from the University of Portsmouth with a bachelor's degree in English Literature, I've worked as a website designer, a market trader, a radio presenter and as an assistant in a health food shop. Being a mum is the best job I've ever had but writing runs a close second.
My debut dark fantasy novel, Dunraven Road, was published in June 2009, a mere twenty-one years after I first started writing aged five. It was a long apprenticeship.
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