About Me

I think storytelling is in my blood. I was born in Liverpool, England, just as the Beatles entered the world stage. As an adult, I fell in love with Scotland, and in 1985 moved to Aberdeenshire where I worked for an eccentric local Laird as an administrator on his wild highland estates. I regularly commuted on a decrepit fishing boat to hear the grievances of the Laird’s cranky tenants.  Later on, I managed a company involved in the offshore oil industry, which gave me a better understanding of and deep respect for marine wildlife.

Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye from Applecross

I travel extensively, and the places I visit just seem to find their way into my romantic suspense novels. THREE WEEKS LAST SPRING is set in the remote San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington State. THE HOUSE ON THE SHORE features a quirky village in the highlands of Scotland, the land I love best. RING OF LIES, which is also available as an audiobook through Amazon, Audible and iTunes, winds its way from England to the dark underbelly of Florida.

Sydney Opera House.

I joined the Romantic Novelists’ Association New Writer Scheme in 2008 and became a full member when The House on the Shore was published in America in 2009. I am also a member of  The Alliance of Independent Authors and Sheffield Authors. I live with my partner, Stephen, and delinquent Border collie, Rosie, in a small village in South Yorkshire, where I am hard at work on a new romantic suspense novel. It also features one of my favourite structures: lighthouses.

Stephen and me on a recent visit to Norway