STOP PRESS: I've just been awarded two gold medals in the Children's Literary Classics Book Awards 2017! Shadows from the Past won Best Middle Grade Series, and Max's Christmas Adventure was named Best Holiday Book.
A graduate of Exeter University in the early 1980s, I spent 20 years as a teacher of French, Latin and Classical studies, but now write books for children instead of teaching them. Dividing my time between homes in South-West France and Abu Dhabi, I live with my husband and our beautiful Tonkinese cat.
The Shadow of Atlantis is the first in a series of time-travel adventures, featuring 3 children and, unsurprisingly, a rather special Tonkinese cat. I've recently finished writing The Shadow of the Tudor Rose, and am already working on the tenth and eleventh books in the series. Look out too for some short stories - Max's Adventures - all of which are spin-offs from the SHADOWS FROM THE PAST series, featuring Max the Tonkinese cat on special solo missions.
As I take my young readers on a magical mystery tour through the past, I'm hoping that my love of history, myth and legend will rub off on them too. Personally, I'm enjoying the journey so much, I don't ever want it to end! Why not come along with me for the ride?