I trained as an actor at the Central School of Speech and Drama. This gave me the tools to fit into any role that life threw at me! I have been in a lot of roles, including fabric designer, chef and teacher.
Books and the imaginative worlds that come along with them matter a lot to me. My love for this started at a very young age. I spent a lot of time on my own, happily creating worlds of my own to play in. These worlds were packed with imaginary friends and creatures.
All the time I was in these roles I scribbled down ideas and stories. I loved capturing my imagination on paper! Now I am retired and can devote my time to writing (and walking my dog, obviously!).