I grew up in Coventry and trained as a journalist after leaving school. In 1989, I became Group Editor of Mid-Anglia Newspapers; the company’s first female editor and, at 25, its youngest. I have a first class honours degree in Writing and English and in November 2011 graduated with Distinction from the Creative Writing MA programme at Anglia Ruskin University. I have been writing a collection of short stories and am currently working on my first novel. I live near Cambridge with my husband and our three children.