A graduate of Exeter University in the early 1980s, I spent 20 years as a teacher of French, Latin and Classical studies, before a change of career led me to writing books for children instead. Currently residing in Abu Dhabi, I live with my husband and our beautiful Tonkinese cat.
The Shadow of Atlantis is the first in a series of time-travel adventures, featuring 3 children and, unsurprisingly, a rather special Tonkinese cat. The most recent book in the series is The Shadow of the Tudor Rose, set in Elizabethan England, but I'm now working on number 10, The Shadow of the Witchfinder. Look out too for some short stories, Max's Arabian Adventure, Max's Christmas Adventure, Max's Midnight Adventure, Max's Undercover Adventure and Max's Hallowe'en Adventure, all of which are spin-offs from the SHADOWS series, featuring Max the talking Tonkinese cat on special solo missions.
As I take my young readers on a magical mystery tour through the past, I'm hoping that my love of history, myth and legend will rub off on them too. Personally, I'm enjoying the journey so much, I don't ever want it to end! Why not come along with me for the ride?