I always have been a storyteller and writer, and now I am a full-time writer.
I was born and brought up in Cambridge; we were a ‘town’ family, not ‘gown.’ When I say I come from Cambridge, many think I must be posh or superior… no, my parents were ordinary working people, as were their parents before them! I spent most of my life in Manchester, a great city which I love to return to. I now live in a small Somerset village; we are about 300 yards from the sea, and about three inches above it!
Most of my working life I was a teacher and met many amazing young people, and had many dedicated and brilliant colleagues. I taught in Manchester, Oldham, and Weston-super-Mare; I taught English as a second language, and then I taught in pupil referral units, for young people not in school … I loved it… but now I work full-time as a writer.
In this blog I write about writing, how I do it, why I do it and what I do. However, I also write about other things too… what I have been doing and where I have been, I write about books, cooking and food, pubs and pints, places, and what music I listen to and bands I go to see…
Writing is my passion and that is what I do every day, from the moment I get up till late at night! I have always written and have twelve novels which are published as e-books on Amazon. I’ve also written three novels to encourage reluctant readers and am working on two new novels. My Radwinter series of five novels, will become a sextet when I publish the next book in the autumn this year, 2017.
I have just published my first Radwinter novel as a paperback, which along with my e-books is available on Amazon; you can find my books here:
- Loving Judah
The Easthope novels:
- The Stalking of Rosa Czekov
- night vision
- The Double Act
- Lucky Portbraddon
The Radwinter novels:
- Raddy and Syl
- Beyond Hope