I was born in England, the eldest of four children. I moved a great deal as a kid, including from England to Australia, Italy and France.
From a modest family, I worked part-time while studying, including in a French patisserie where I was allowed to eat as many cakes as I liked. It was a battle not to put on too many kilos there! At night, hidden under my bedcovers with a torch so my parents wouldn't tell me off, I devoured books instead of cakes: Madame Bovary, Jane Eyre and Lady Chatterley's Lover to name a few.
I married young and with my husband migrated to Australia, two cardboard suitcases in hand, in search of a better life. While I obtained a law degree there, working as a solicitor for over a decade, I never stopped writing and my first novel, Dark Oil, was published in 2013.
After thirty years in Western Australia, my French husband and I felt a need to reconnect with our European family. We now live in a lovely coastal town in Brittany with our daughter and five furry pets.