About me…

Hi, Welcome to my author website. This is the page where I need to say a bit about me – so here goes….

My work

When I’m not wearing my fiction writer hat, I work as a TV producer and journalist. I’ve made factual television programmes for all the major UK TV channels including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. I’ve written features for a number of UK national newspapers/magazines and during a year spent in Bermuda, I was a guest columnist for the Bermuda Sun newspaper. I’ve also been involved in teaching university graduate and post-graduate broadcast journalists. I hope to do more of this in the future, combined with my own post-graduate research work.

Where I live

I live with my husband Paul in beautiful Cornwall, with a beach view across Mount’s Bay and St Michael’s Mount. It’s a lovely place to live with a great creative vibe.

Favourite authors

Far too many to mention but here are a few: Val McDermid and Peter James (Crime); Charles Dickens especially ‘Great Expectations’ ; DH Lawrence; Edna O’Brien.

Gongs

A documentary I produced about the Birmingham Pub Bombings won a Royal Television Society award and an ITV ‘Tonight’ current affairs programme was shortlisted for the UK Medical Journalism Awards. In 2011 my story ‘Namesakes’ was a finalist in the Writers and Artists Yearbook (Bloomsbury) Short story Competition. This grew into my debut novel ‘My Bermuda Namesakes’.

A favourite saying:

‘Be yourself; everyone else is taken’ – Oscar Wilde

And finally….

I’m a great believer in creative writing as a form of therapy and I’ve helped someone to realise their ambition of writing a children’s story. Look out for my blog ‘West End Gal’ featuring Bonnie, the very Cornish cockapoo, along with observations about adapting to life in a seaside town in west Cornwall after years of living and working in big UK cities.

I’m also a founding member of the West Cornwall Media Club @WestCornwallMediaClub

Backwards and Forwards

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Dilemmas and Decisions

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Dear Mr DJ

Dear Mr DJ, Maggie Fogarty - volume 1 in the Dilemma Novella series

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My Bermuda Namesakes

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