I write heartwarming love stories set in beautiful Yorkshire. My books are romantic but fun, and a happy ending for my main characters is guaranteed – though I like to make them work for it!
As well as full-length novels I have written a short story and several pocket novels for DC Thomson, and three of my “Fabrian Books’ Feel-Good Novels” have also been published in large-print format by Ulverscroft, as part of their Linford Romance Library.
My short story, The Other Side of Christmas, was included in the Winter Tales anthology – a collection of seasonal stories by popular writers, in aid of The Cystic Fibrosis Trust and The Teenage Cancer Trust. My 2017 novel, Resisting Mr Rochester, was awarded a Chill with a Book Readers’ Award. I’m proud to say I’ve twice been an Amazon KDP All-star author .
I live in East Yorkshire with my husband and our German Shepherd dog. I’m one tenth of The Write Romantics and a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and the Alliance of Independent Authors.
I have a love/hate relationship with chocolate, am a devoted Whovian, adore Cary Grant movies, and openly admit to being shamefully prone to all-consuming crushes on fictional heroes.
When I’m not writing, I spend as much time as possible getting my money’s worth from my membership of English Heritage – well, I am from Yorkshire, after all! I love stately homes and ancient ruins of castles and abbeys. I also love to spend the day visiting the Dales, the Moors, the Wolds or the coast. Yorkshire is nothing if not diverse. (Other counties are available, and many of them are pretty fabulous, too. I love Cornwall so much that I got married there, but please don’t hold that against me!) I would spend every day sightseeing if I could, but sadly I have to work!
Most of my time, these days, is spent writing, or in writing-related pursuits. Sometimes, it seems as if I have no chance to do anything else. When I’m tired or stressed, I do think to myself, is this really worth it? Then an idea for a scene, or a new character, or an intriguing title pops into my mind and I’m off again, all my doubts forgotten.
There’s no better job – that’s the truth of it. As Charlotte Bronte, the author of my all-time favourite novel, Jane Eyre, said so beautifully: