I was born in Yorkshire, England but I now live with my husband, two of our children and super-loved cat on the English North East Coast.


After penning and self-publishing the successful true story, Willing and Able, explaining the sometimes heart-breaking process of adoption, I went back to the keyboard and began work on the romantic/erotic fiction, Ties That Bind, a story I admit, has been rattling around my head for the past twenty-something years.

Following the recent release of Ties That Harm, I am taking a short break but I will be working on other writing ideas.


As well as writing, I love to read, cook, cycle and keep in touch with friends and family far and wide. I have an ecclectic taste in music but love the work of James Oldrini, a fellow Englishman and composer of the piano piece 'Raggi d'oro' the music featured in Ties That Bind, and 'Oceans Apart', featured in Ties That Harm.


Studio images courtesy of Judith at Village Photography

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What Do I Read?


I absolutely love to read and I will read just about anything. Of course, I do have my favourites and there are a number of books on my shelves (and in my kindle) that I will read more than once.


The Adrian Mole Diaries by Sue Townsend are on my 'read multiple times' list, as too are Dan Brown's Deception Point and Emma Kennedy's The Tent, The Bucket and Me.


But it's not just fictional stories that I like, I also like factual books such as Schott's Almanac, by Ben Schott and The Second Book of General Ignorance which is linked to the TV series, QI, cookery books and cross stitch books ...


And then there's my Kindle. Of course the Fifty Shades trilogy is on there and the first three books from the Crossfire series but what else? There's the classics, The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe, The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Dracula by Bram Stoker and Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson but then there's also a few hidden gems too like Playing On Cotton Clouds and A Summer Of Love, both by Michela O'Brien. Dancing With Spirits, by Carol Arnall and two absolute musts for readers of laugh out loud books, Trouble At Toff Towers and Trouble At Toff Towers II by Anne Ullah.


For more about Anne Ullah and Michela O'Brien, see the 'Contact and Links' page. Happy reading!