I love writing books for both children and adults. As well as being a performance poet and storyteller, where I get to perform my work and deliver workshops both in educational settings and in the community.
I have performed my work over the last few years in schools, nurseries, colleges, libraries, museums, clubs and at community events. After being asked on many occasions where people can buy my work, I am now in the process of publishing my first set of books.
Starting with the following series’:
Conflict Poetry Books (older children & adults)
I Don’t Want To (children’s poetry book series)
Other series’ in the works are:
Animal Stories & Poems
Spooky Stories & Poems
I also have plans to write thrillers for both children and adults.
I am available for author visits at schools, nurseries, colleges, universities, libraries, museums, clubs (e.g. brownies, scouts, holiday/after-school clubs, etc.) and at community events. I am also able to deliver talks about my work and career. Please see the Author Visits Page for more details.
I have always been an avid reader, and could always be found with my head in a book as a child. My reading tastes are quite varied. I love reading the classics, thrillers, science-fiction, crime, gothic literature, historical fiction and autobiographies. My favourite authors are J K Rowling, The Brontes, Jane Austen, Anne McCaffrey and Willow Rose.
Whilst my favourite way to relax is to escape with a good book. I also enjoy going to the theatre (especially musical theatre), listening to music and being a school governor.
I live in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire with my husband, fellow author and illustrator, Glenn Martin James and our two daughters, Charlotte and Elizabeth. We are also lucky enough to share our home with cats, Daisy and Smokey.