I taught English for many years and completed my debut novel, Death and Deception, (now reprinted as Death in the Woods) when I escaped from marking essays. The novel established DI Dan Hellier and his team at the heart of a series of books centred in and around the ancient city of Exeter. They have been re-published by Bloodhound Books as The West Country Crime Mysteries. Book 1 was followed by Death and the Good Son (reprinted as Death on Dartmoor) and that will be followed in July 2018 by Death on the Coast, the final part of the series.
I live in Axminster in East Devon with my husband and two rescue cats, who are, naturally, in charge of the whole house. When not glued to the laptop, I walk and do yoga, and I am Chair of Trustees of a local animal sanctuary. Knitting and crochet may feature during the long winter evenings, and occasionally completed items are allowed out in public.