I live in North London with my husband. I started writing short stories in my teens and I began writing novels when I joined the Romantic Novelists' Association as a new writer. After award-winning success I joined the committee as Press Officer and Secretary before becoming chairman of the RNA. Following my two-year term of office I studied creative writing at City University before taking an MA in Prose Fiction at Middlesex University. The inspiration for The Forgotten Guide to Happiness came from a combination of my love of writing groups and the influence of dementia on my eccentric mother's behaviour. I believe that most of our experiences become a story in time, and as life is dark enough, I like to focus on the warmth, humour and optimism of the human spirit. These are the qualities I bring to my characters, and whenever I start to wonder what life's all about, love is always the answer.
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