I was born in Devon during the second world war. Aged six I moved with my parents to Buckinghamshire where I lived until I left home aged nineteen to train as a nurse.
For the last ten years I have been writing articles for the national magazines on different subjects including hand spinning. In 2011 I was commissioned by The Good Life Press to write my first book - Hand Spinning and Natural Dyeing.
My debut novel which was published in 2017 is a family saga, it is based in 60s' London in an era when pregnancy outside of marriage carried a stigma. Title - If Only I'd Listened. The novel took three years to write and a few months to find a publisher.
Samantha Smithson is a 16 year old school girl who gets pregnant in the girls toilets by boy friend Peter Knight who was studying for his A levels.
Samantha spends the nine months in and out of hospital suffering from high blood pressure caused by having upsets with her parents over the pregnancy. Peter is encouraged by his school friends to go out and about and have have fun at parties, in between having upsets with his parents over his social life and not doing enough studying for his A levels