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I write contemporary women’s fiction with an underlying theme which can be overcoming grief, second chances, how to live with anorexia, dealing with a problem rescue dog - everyday dilemmas that many of us face. 


I hope that by sharing my experiences, wrapped up in characters that have grown from my imagination, you may laugh and cry with us, and enjoy reading how they overcome their dilemmas.

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My Story

THE RESCUE is my debut novel that came about after my beloved terrier, Moll, died. I was telling a friend what had happened (my love life was not dull) when she said, “you must write about it!”


“I can’t,” I said. “It’s too personal.”


“So make it up, and write about it from Moll’s point of view!”


I thought she was mad, but after a few days I ealized it was a brilliant idea. Novels for adults aren’t written from a dog’s point of view, and of course I could make things up. So while Pip and Moll were very much real characters, everything else, dear readers, is fiction.


The Rescue proved very popular, so when I got my rescue dog Lainy, who came with her own rollercoaster of challenges, it seemed only right that she should have her own story – which has resulted in LAINY’S TALE. This, again, is mostly fiction but stems from my experiences of Lainy’s PTSD, the healing power of music, and there’s a lot of humour to lighten the darker topics.


I live in Cornwall with Lainy but spend most weekends with my partner and his rescue dog, Twig, where we walk, swim, grow vegetables and explore in his camper van. When forced indoors he is addicted to shouting at politicians on the news, the perfect excuse for me to write.


When not writing or training Lainy, I sing with The Suitcase Singers, and give talks to anyone who will pay to listen to me talking about my work. To my astonishment, many have. (You can book me through the Contact Me section.)


I am also the author of five Cornish literary themed walking books – Discover Cornwall, Walks in the Footsteps of Cornish Writers, Walks in the Footsteps of Poldark Walks in the Footsteps of Daphne du Maurier and Walks in the Footsteps of Rosamunde Pilcher, all published by Sigma Press and online in our ‘Books’ section of the website.

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