I am an author of historical fiction and fiction that blends the past and the present. I write for a young adult audience but my books are enjoyed by adults and teenagers alike.
I was born in Harrogate, North Yorkshire and then studied Modern Languages at Oxford. I worked in computing for eleven years before and now work full-time as an indie author. I live in Oxfordshire with my husband and two sons.
My first novel, Oranges for Christmas, was inspired by my visit to Berlin in 1987 when the Berlin Wall was still a harsh reality for the people living there.
Oranges for Christmas is set in 1961 and tells the story of a family’s efforts to escape from East Berlin and be reunited with each other.
For The Sleeping Angel I found inspiration in the beautiful, haunting atmosphere of Highgate Cemetery in London. The novel combines a modern day YA thriller with a nineteenth-century tragic tale.
Scarborough Fair is a Victorian mystery and contemporary thriller set in Scarborough on the North Yorkshire coast, a place with many fond memories for me. The sequel, Scarborough Ball, is a 1920’s mystery and contemporary thriller.