I was born in Kent but spent most of my working life in London and Surrey. I was an apprentice florist to Constance Spry Ltd, a prestigious Mayfair shop that throughout the Sixties and Seventies teemed with both royalty and ‘real’ celebrities. What an eye-opener for a working-class kid from the Garden of England! I swore then, probably whilst I was scrubbing the floor or making the tea, that I would have a shop of my own one day. It took until the early Eighties, but I did it. Sadly the recession wiped us out, and I embarked on a series of weird and wonderful jobs; the last one being a bookshop manager. Surrounded by books all day, getting to order whatever you liked, and being paid for it! Oh bliss!
And now I live in a village in the Lincolnshire Fens with my partner, Jacqueline, and our three second generation Springer spaniels. I had been writing mysteries for years but never had the time to take it seriously. Now I can, and as my partner is a highly decorated retired police officer; my choice of genre was suddenly clear. I have set my crime thrillers here in the misty fens because I sincerely love the remoteness and airy beauty of the marshlands. This area is steeped in superstitions and lends itself so well to murder!
I am now lucky enough to have joined the amazing Joffe Books team of authors and am really enjoying being able to spend time doing what I love... writing!
The series so far:-
DI Nikki Galena, the Fen Series
Book One: Crime on the Fens
Book Two: Shadow over the Fens
Book Three: Hunted on the Fens
Book Four: Killer on the Fens
Book Five: Stalker on the Fens
Book Six: Captive on the Fens
Book Seven: Buried on the Fens
Book Eight: Thieves on the Fens
Book Nine: Fire on the Fens
DI Jackman and DS Marie Evans series so far:-
Book One: The Murderer's Son
Book Two: Their Lost Daughters
Book Three: The Fourth Friend
Book Four: The Guilty Ones
Book Five: The Stolen Boys
Guide Star. A stand alone novel about love, loss and overcoming adversity.
Beware the Past. A stand alone thriller still set in the Fens, but with new characters and very different feel
These are available in both Kindle and paperback and now Crime on the Fens, Shadow over the Fens and Hunted on the Fens are also available as audio books.