I have been an avid reader all of my life. I wrote my first story aged eight and have never really stopped since. I became interested in fashion and design at school and my ambition was then to become a designer. I learned fashion and textile design at Art College and from there entered the fashion retail sector as a trainee manager.
I have had a busy career in which I have learned the essence of fashion and retailing, business and management skills. I spent ten years as a teacher, and have written articles, regular features, and a blog for many years.
My long held ambition to write has come to fulfillment in the last few years. Drawing on my experience 'Palmerstone' was born. The independent retail business founded by the fictitious character Rebecca sits at the core of the Palmerstone and Friends and Palmerstone and Company books.
I loved writing Palmerstone and Friends and I had high hopes that readers would love the characters as much as I had loved writing them. Caitlin, Rebecca, Suzanne and Penny have been my imaginary friends for a long time. I always had the intention of continuing the stories with the younger characters to the fore. The warm and supportive feedback that I have received from many of you has inspired me to crack on with the next story -Palmerstone and Company.
Palmerstone and Company features the children of the older generation of characters, and some others. The stories flit from character to character as the story follows different lives and loves. Above all the plots entwine and encompass friendships old and new. There is some heartbreak along the way, yet these stories are of love and laughter, life and all its challenges, but most of all love; and fashion of course.
My sincere thanks go to all of you who have followed my stories. Particularly thanks to those of you who have taken the time and effort to give your very valuable feedback. Writing can be a lonely business, a word of praise or a constructive criticism are always welcome.