ABOUT

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 am currently 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:
 
Journal of a Lockdown Kid
Spooky Stories & Poems
Animal 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 three cats – Lola, Daisy and Smokey.