Lesley is a secondary school librarian, working at Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School in London. She lives in London, near Kings Cross. She studied French and Theatre Studies at Warwick University but a love of reading drew her into the world of books and after several years working in public libraries she moved into school libraries which she believes is where she was meant to be. Her job allows her to interact with young people, be creative and indulge her inner teenager. She has always wanted to write a novel and this dream has finally been realised. She draws inspiration from her past experiences and the world around her.
She has attended a Creative Writing for Children course at City university run by Keren David and along with her fellow participants now belongs to a writing group who meet once a month.
Her Sister's Voice won the Islington Teen Read Award 2014!