Hello and welcome to my website / blog where you'll hear about my favourite books and musings on something and anything! I live in the South East of England, about an hour from London in one direction and an hour to the coast in the other. My writing space is in an attic (hence website name) that overlooks fields and woodland ~ I'm very lucky. For many years I worked as a nurse / midwife in the UK before spending three years in Western Australia. I experienced many adventures including how to use a shotgun on 'croc watch' while on a fishing trip ( my first and last time holding a gun). Shooing cattle off an outback runway so the Flying Doctor could land; getting lost in the outback and finding our way home by the night sky's Southern Cross. Oh, and survived a Cylcone near Brisbane.
Returning home to the UK I became a health visitor, inspired by working in Public Health in Australia. I went on to further my career in Kent and east London and my experience of working alongside women raising families in difficult circumstances, and women struggling to have children of their own, sowed the seeds for The Longing.
Wanting to focus on writing full time I took the leap into the dark and left my career in nursing behind. I recently completed Faber Academy's Writing a Novel programme in London, under the guidance of writer Joanna Briscoe.
I'm seeking representation for The Longing, and currently drafting my next novel, My Absent Sister, set in Dartmouth, south Devon.