Hello and welcome to my website / Blog. I live in a village in Kent, the Garden of England, with family including two teenage nephews. My space is a converted attic (hence the website name) that overlooks fields and woodland. I'm a lucky girl!
On here you will find out about me and my writing journey, as well as musing about books, including what I'm currently reading and reviews. There will be the occasional interview with fellow writers, finding out what makes them tick.
For many years I worked as a nurse and midwife in the UK before spending three years in Western Australia, including six months or so in the Outback. I experienced many adventures including learning how to use a shotgun on 'croc watch,' while fishing in a remote area with friends. Shooing cattle off an outback runway so the Flying Doctor plane could land. Getting lost in the outback and finding the way home by using the night sky's 'Southern Cross.' Oh, and survived a Cyclone near Brisbane in Queensland.
Returning home to the UK, I became a health visitor after becoming interested in Public health while working in the Outback (I know, seems quite a leap). Working in Kent and East London, my experience of being alongside women raising families in difficult circumstances, and not least women who struggled for children of their own, inspired The Longing.
Recently I completed the Faber academy's 'Writing a Novel' programme in London, under the guidance of Joanna Briscoe.
The Longing is my debut novel and I'm seeking representation.
I'm now writing my next novel, My Absent Sister, set in Dartmouth, south Devon.