I have always aspired to be an author, never really finding the courage to take the plunge. If I have learnt anything, it is that until you give it a go... you just won't know.
My family, and in particular my children, inspired the Redcroft Journals Story. As a family we spend a lot of time outdoors and as we explore our local area we wonder "what if all that seems ordinary is actually extraordinary?" after all, this is how every adventure begins. 
One question that always comes up, with young readers and the mature (but young at heart) is: "who do I base my characters on?" well to put it simply, they tend to create themselves, probably as a result of a mixture of people I have met in my life.

I have been fortunate to have been to University with some highly talented and creative people. I have also worked with some of the most genuine, kind people there are. So I have those to thank for the good virtues in my book characters. All fiction has a basis in reality! 

The more time I spend observing human nature, the more I am inspired to write, to create an imaginary world, and see how these people evolve within it.
My writing style and 'genre' falls within the visionary and metaphysical category.  Visionary fiction is said to be a sophisticated, multifaceted fairy tale. to find out more and view other great authors works follow this link:

"Visionary Fiction is a literary form that illustrates the process of growth in human consciousness. While it contains an all-inclusive spiritual component and often makes use of paranormal modes of perception, it employs story elements like plot, character, and setting to immerse the reader in a drama of evolving awareness—rather than an exposition of specific teachings or practices." (Wikipedia) 

"The classical term metaphysical has evolved to include a much larger and more perplexing world. Instead of focusing on nature and purpose, it is now used to describe the world of spirits, faith healing, crystals and other paranormal elements. The scope of Metaphysical Fiction, too, has been enlarged accordingly, thus moving it closer to the realm of VF." (Wikipedia)​

"Sometimes you have to take the leap, and build your wings on the way down"
Kobi Yamada 

I was born in London in the 1970’s and lived in the South East of England until my early teens, I then moved to the West Country with my parents, where I now live with my husband and children.

Always having a love for writing, drama and the arts I attended drama school in childhood and later gained a BA (hons) in Theatre and Performance. Further post graduate study resulted in my specialising in creative writing. I lectured in Drama, Performing Arts and Production Arts and whilst teaching, the itch to become a story teller increased, I wrote several plays, with one being produced for fringe theatre.

When I'm not writing I enjoy spending time with my family, horses, dogs and chickens and I love being in the countryside.

My guilty pleasures include, eating mints (seriously! I could eat them by the bucket load) and watching British comedy re-runs with Dad's Army and Only Fool's and Horses being my favourites.

 My favourite comedy line is (Del Boy) "If you haven't got a dream, how can you have a dream come true" which as usual for his character he pinched from the song in 'South Pacific' by Rodgers & Hammerstein... Lovely Jubbly!


"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you  choose"

Dr. Seuss