|I was born in Nottinghamshire, England, but I didn't live there for very long||The family moved to West Yorkshire when I was just eighteen months old and so I have always regarded Yorkshire as my home|
|In 1984, THE CHALK LINE was published just in time to be one of my best Christmas presents ever||I also love looking round antique fairs or junk shops, hoping to add to my collection of Victorian embroidery|
We married and moved back north, eventually settling in Lincolnshire.18
|I love to travel and visit new places, especially places with an interesting history, and I always enjoy visiting old castles or stately homes and imagining how the people who used to live there spent their days||I grew up there as the middle child in a family of five—all girls—in a home where books were vitally important and I read anything I could get my hands on|
|I grew up there as the middle child in a family of five—all girls—in a home where books were vitally important and I read anything I could get my hands on||My mother tells the story of me recounting the tale of the Three Little Raindrops — Drippy, Droppy and Droopy to my two younger sisters when I was four|
I love all sorts of fiction, especially Romance, obviously.
|More importantly, university was also where I met my husband who was also studying English there||On leaving school, I went to the University College of Wales Aberystwyth where I studied English and Librarianship for my degree|
|I can't remember a time when I wasn't scribbling away at something, and I wrote my first 'book' when I was eleven, an adventure story, most of it in secret in lessons at school—particularly maths lessons, which I hated||I think I must have read it over and over at least a hundred times before the reality of what it said sank in, and for days I kept checking it just to make sure I wasn't dreaming|
Fitting in hobbies around working and being a wife and mother can be difficult, but I always find time to read.