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I grew up in Yorkshire but now live in Largs, Ayrshire with my partner, daughter and two cats.
Although I currently work in the health service I have always wanted to be a writer. My own favourite writers growing up were Tove Jansson, Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl. My school friends and I also managed to get hold of a few Stephen King and James Herbert books, which we read secretly and fuelled my passion for a good horror story.
'The Werewhale and the Sea Chest' is my first attempt at writing a children's book, although I'm now working on a sequel. It's essentially an adventure story, set under the sea, with the heroine, Sirena, finding her family along the way. She meets a cast of unusual characters, from the evil werewhales of the title to surfing turtles and eventually her mermaid mother. She makes faithful friends, parties in paradise, learns to surf, rescues dolphins in distress, faces betrayal, darkness, danger and even death itself. It's a fantastic journey; I hope you enjoy it.