I was born in Cardiff, South Wales although I left to study law at the University of Bristol, England. Four weeks before graduation I fell in love, and stayed. Ten years later I convinced my crazy, wonderful fire fighter husband to move back to Cardiff with me where we live with our two equally crazy sons. Juggling work, writing and family doesn’t leave a lot of time, but curling up on the sofa with a cup of tea and a bar of chocolate for family movie night is definitely the best part of my week. “The Hurricane” is my debut New Adult Novel.

No, I have a full time career which, along with my family, keeps me really busy. Most of what I write is done in the evenings when the boys are tucked up in bed.

Although it can be read as a standalone novel with a HEA, I am planning a sequel. A lot of readers have expressed an interest in reading Kieran’s story, but what I write next depends on what readers want.

No, but it is the first one to be published. A few years ago I wrote a full length young adult novel called “The Gateway.” It remains on the shelf and I am still undecided about whether I’ll publish it.

Believe it or not all 104,000 words of “The Hurricane,” and anything else I’ve ever written, has all been done by hand in little black journals. With a full time job, and a little one who definitely couldn’t be trusted near a laptop, I find it easier to write in journals whenever I get a spare few minutes and then type up everything chapter by chapter. It’s very time consuming but over the years that I’ve been writing, my kids have doodled in the journals or had me draw around their hands, so actually the journals are now full of memories of my kids growing up.

To be honest, I never saw myself becoming a writer. I’ve always enjoyed writing, but I wasn’t brave enough to share my stories with anyone. My friend and I were chatting one day and I mentioned that I was working on something. She begged me to let her read it and the rest was history. Every week she pushed me for more chapters and before I knew it, I had a book! It was the first time that I imagined that being a writer could be possible.