I joined the Romantic Novelists Association in the 1990s, and submitted manuscripts annually to their New Writers Scheme, a unique scheme through which aspiring romantic novelists receive a critique from published authors offering valued guidance and advice. Years of trying and a drawer full of rejections, later, I came through the Scheme to win the New Writers Award (now the Joan Hessayon Award.) with Dark Canvas, my first published book.
I was born near Manchester, am married and live in Bedfordshire and have three fantastic youngsters – all adults now – but still close by.
I worked in the local mobile Housebound library for nine wonderful years, and then was re-deployed to a local library until 2014. When the huge cutbacks came, I took redundancy and am taking some time to be self-employed, doing what I love best – escaping into the writing world with a head full of dreams and story themes.
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