I was home schooled in a village in West Africa, giving me lots of time to read. The bright colours of illustrations to fairy tales, legends and medieval history - worlds away from the dry grass lands and termite hills around me - inspired me to write my own stories. My muses include Joan Aiken, Diana Wynne Jones and Rosemary Sutcliff.
I have had stories published in Ink Stains 9, a Dark Literary Fiction anthology, The Forgotten and the Fantastical series and the JL Fairy Tale Anthology series. I have completed a historical novel set in Georgian London and Essex and am working on two more set in a similar period. I also have a head and notebook full of other ideas, including a YA fantasy/historical featuring changelings, nuns and a Welsh princess, and a timeslip novel linking the Peasant's Revolt and the local community college.
I love tea shops, book shops, period drama, castles and trees.