About Me

I am a strong believer in fate. I believe that things happen for a reason and I believe that you should take what life throws at you and turn it into a positive.

I have had many jobs over the years, ranging from waitressing, to supermarket staff, from shipping administration and beauty therapy. It took me a few years to find what it was I was meant to be doing with my life. In 2006, I had my daughter and had to seriously rethink what I was going to do work wise. I was very lucky and I had the opportunity to stay at home full time and whenever she napped, I would write stories and dream up characters.

In 2010 I decided to study at the London School of Journalism and hone my novel writing craft. In the years that followed I contributed to a short story anthology written for charity, won a New Talent Award for my writing and in 2017, I signed a two book deal with Harper Collins for my women’s fiction titles, The First Time Mums’ Club and Mums Just Wanna Have Fun.

Ten years it took me, but I finally did it – I got a book deal!

But reading and writing is just one of my passions. Alongside my author work, I am also an Early Childhood Degree Graduate with Anglia Ruskin University and Pre-School Practitioner with a particular interest in outdoor play, child mental health and inclusive practice. I am currently studying Makaton Signing with The Makaton Charity and I am also about to begin postgraduate study back at Anglia Ruskin for an MA in Early Education.

Over the years I have worked within many types of settings with children, ranging from a private nursery, primary schools, dance and drama schools, Special schools and temporarily running a parent and toddler group when my daughter was 3. And I have loved them all.

Special Educational Needs is something that has interested me for quite some time and it is something which I am incorporating into my everyday learning – choosing to focus on this in certain aspects of my degree. I also studied with the National Autistic Society and gained a level 3 early educators certificate for working with Autistic children. I regularly complete training for inclusivity for those with additional needs and disabilities and I am hoping to, one day, write some stories for little ones to enjoy too!

Never give up on your dreams, they actually can come true…