I moved from the Far North of England to the Far North of Aotearoa eleven years ago, and have been many things in the past, including an Egyptologist, and a Zoo Keeper. I have two musician sons who I’m very proud of indeed, one crazy hound, two cats, and a husband who looks a bit like a hamster – aaahhh 🙂

Represented by Vicki Marsdon of High Spot Literary Agency (

You:   Hello

Me:   Hello

You:   Is that it? I was expecting a bit more.

Me:   Well… erm… what do you want to know?

You:   I want to know what you’re doing with this website of yours. And, who are you anyway?

Me:   Blimey, you ask a lot of questions.

You:   I only asked two.

Me:   Well, yes. But they’re tricky ones.

You:   How so?

Me:   Because I’m not entirely sure of the answers.

You:   I’m off, then. What’s the point?

Me:   Wait! The point is… The point is… This website is for you. And I’m just me. 

You:   I need more than that.

Me:  Okay. If you insist.

Once upon a time, there was a smaller me who decided to write a story on a really old typewriter with no ‘s’s. It went quite well and was very exciting – about a pop (s)tar in love with a pop (s)tar, and a terrible murder involving an old boyfriend and a cliff – but it was only one page long. And the smaller me thought ‘I can write a longer book than that, surely, and make it even more exciting.’ 

The next one was a Scottish one, as the smaller me was VERY MUCH into Scotland at the time (and still often is), even though Scotland begins with an ‘S’. The story was also set in Medieval times (another smaller me fixation), with lots of extravagant swashbuckling escapades, and amounted to at least fifty pages.

It wasn’t enough.

So the smaller me kept going and, gradually, over time, became the me now, with lots more stories happily scribbled over many, many pages.

You:   And the website?

Me:   Just for showing off, really. Look at me! I can write (s)tories of more than one page! 

If you like my writing, or have enjoyed reading any of my books, please get in touch.

I’d love to hear from you.


  1. Very inventive and innovative way of writing an about page! And I can relate on the part where shy writers sometimes wants to show off sometimes HAHA anyways, I’m lucky to come across your blog and hope to see more of your work in my Reader 🙂


      1. Your other blog is great too! We will be heading to Kerikeri later this year…I shall read with interest before then! Thank you…you write really nicely.


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