With a degree in English and Psychology I worked as a primary school teacher before going on a career break to bring up four children. I nurtured a passion for writing and published picture books with OUP, Andersen, Little Tiger Press as well as reading schemes with Pearson, HarperCollins, Egmont and Franklin Watts. Through my teaching and writing I have a drive for encouraging a love of reading in children.
My many literary influences include Enid Blyton, Nick Sharratt, and Kes Gray, but my greatest influences are my children, who provide the inspiration and ideas for most of my stories. I strive to create stories that are dynamic, heart-warming and witty.
My eldest son, Sean, is a published illustrator, and our big goal is to have a book published with both our names on!