About Me Trained as a teacher, morphed into international sales rep., I've taught, travelled, argued and eaten my way round the world. I love writing about the places I've been and the people I've met, and I've entered many travel-writing competitions. You can see some of my published short articles on my Published Work page.
Now I write historical romances and cooking books, and grow wonky fresh vegetables in my allotment. My books "The Family Way" and "The Way Home" follow two young women through the First World War and beyond. Jean, scullery maid, and Gladys, parlour maid, work together in a large house in a village outside Edinburgh in 1913. Jean is an orphan, determined to succeed in life and Gladys is active in the Scottish Suffragette movement. Their friendship sustains them through the experiences of romance, disappointment, betrayal and their separation during the war years. In the course of my research for the books I learned a lot about women's lives in that time and some of the amazing things they did. In my blog I link some of the recipes of that era to the work the women did and the lives they led.
I'm an enthusiastic member of the South Manchester Writers Workshop and I'm represented by Susan Yearwood Agency.