I’m a writer and creative writing tutor, based in the Cotswolds (UK).
After many years spent writing short stories for women’s magazines I decided it was ‘now or never’ if I was ever going to write a novel.
Thanks to the RNA (Romantic Novelists’ Association)’s ‘New Writers’ Scheme’ and a successful application to the Kate Nash agency’s ‘Bookcamp Scheme’, which invited submissions from writers with a partially-finished novel, I got an agent (Kate Nash) and a 2-book deal from HQ (Harper Collins) in the summer of 2021.
My debut WW2 novel ‘A Wartime Secret’ (originally called ‘Maggie’s War’) was published in January 2022 as an e-book and in March 2022 as a paperback. One reviewer called it ‘Eastenders meets Downton Abbey’, which I rather like!
I am now represented by Robbie Guillory at Underline Literary Agency and my second WW2 novel, about the Women’s Timber Corps in Scotland and the Canadian Forestry Corps who worked alongside them, will be published on 4th November 2022 as an e-book and 22nd December 2022 as a paperback.
And in an amazing ‘plot twist’ which I didn’t see coming only a couple of years ago, I am now beavering away on novel number THREE….!