I've written for as long as I can remember, and was reading adult books in primary school. Love of stories just doesn't cover it!
Born in Canada of Scottish extraction, I graduated in History and English from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada.
After graduation I moved to the UK where I worked in the financial sector. While in London I continued my studies in history, focussing on Medieval England and the Icelandic Sagas (with a smattering of Old Norse and Old English - tip: swearing in Old Norse is a really effective conversation stopper!).
I now live in Toronto, Canada with my husband Max and two rescue cats (Bear and Wolf). I still work in the financial sector as a trade technology project manager but in my head I'm always writing. My short stories have been published in numerous magazines and E-zines as well as a horror anthology, where my fourteenth century historic-horror story was received with enthusiasm.
When not writing I enjoy reading history books, silversmithing, playing oboe and medieval recorder, and watching really bad horror and old sci-fi movies (every year for my birthday I receive sets of classic horror movies from my lovely friends, who know me SO well). I am currently working on the second book in my Anglo-Saxon series, set in the turbulent years prior to the Norman invasion.
The Northern Queen is my first novel.