A smile ... a cuddle ... a shared memory...
a story is much more than words.
Think back. Remember that special book - the one that you always chose. The one that made you laugh, the one that made you cry. The characters, so real, they are still in your heart and will be always alive...
I started writing a few years ago and I love the job that I do. I want my stories to be those special ones; the ones that will be remembered forever
I was born and grew up in industrial South Wales where factory chimneys outnumbered the sheep on the hills! When I was eighteen I moved to Bath where I trained to be a primary school teacher, graduating in 1987.
When my eldest daughter was born, I decided to leave teaching to spend time at home being a mum. When I returned to work I supported children in primary schools, where I implemented literacy programmes and re-integrated children back into school following periods of long-term illness.
It was during this time that I became passionate about writing for children - convinced that language, expressed through wonderful literature, is the key that stimulates learning and imagination.
I live in a hidden valley, surrounded by sheep, wild deer and cows with big fluffy ears! Along with my husband and two daughters, I share an ancient cottage with a huge Golden Retriever called Dylan (from Pontypool), a cats and a teeny mini-lop eared rabbit who makes loud ducky noises!