I live in north east Lancashire with my family and my cat. I’m a keen amateur gardener, although she would be the first to admit that, whether the plants survive or not, has more to do with the will of God than any help she can give them.

I am an active member of Pennine Ink, a group of disparate writers who meet each week at the ‘Woodman Inn’ in Burnley.

I’ve had articles published in Northern Life and Your Cat magazines and four self-published novels Precious Moments, It Began in Barbados, Matches and Eye for an Eye. I’ve also self-published a non-fiction novel Life and death in two Lancashire towns. (Infant mortality in late Victorian Britain). All are available to download from Amazon. https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B07PHLWFDW

My first career was as a bank manager, after leaving the bank, I managed to tick one item off my bucket list when, as a (very) mature student, I gained a BA and Master degree in history at the University of Central Lancashire.

My hobbies, as well as writing, incude gardening. We have a large garden which is great to sit out in – especially in our lovely summer weather!! As a way of keeping active, I also enjoy going for long walks a few times a week.

When I get the opportunity, I enjoy travelling, particularly to Barbados and cruising around the Caribbean, where I enjoy the laid-back life style and friendliness of the people who live on those beautiful islands. My other favourite place is Rieti, Italy where I stay with the Italian branch of my family.

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