Born in 1981, I'm an only child to two amazing parents who ran their own company assembling Printed Circuit Boards.
Following a childhood in private education I attended the University of Leicester, leaving three years later with a degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, and a fiancé, a Psychology student who I met in our first week at uni.
After graduation in 2002 I landed a job at a small, family-run business in Northampton specialising in the design of digital recording systems, where I started off as a Development Engineer but over the years took over the day-to-day running of a new start-up sister company to my employer's whilst still doing the odd bit of development. That is still where I currently spend my working days.
Paul and I married in 2003, and in 2010 we had a beautiful daughter we named Esme, who put a whole new perspective on life and on sleep deprivation.
When Esme was just under a year old, I stumbled across my local Roller Derby team. As someone who is scared of exercise in general, but used to ice-skate as a teen, roller skating seemed like a good way to get rid of that excess baby weight. Little did I know how obsessed I would become with this new pastime of mine.
I have now trained with Northampton's Shoetown Slayers for over three years, bouting with the team on a number of occasions, and taking over the running of both the website, and our recruitment of new members.
This year I have taken a break from Roller Derby, giving me more time to work on my writing, but the arrival of my second daughter, Aria, will likely make that difficult for a few months!