I am the youngest of four children and was born in Leigh, a small town in Lancashire, England. I have been writing all my life, from poetry and short stories (one of which was published in my primary school's magazine), and finally culminating in my book "Killing For Capone".
I am a real cat lover, and when I am not writing I love to spend my time relaxing at home with my 13 feline friends, all of whom have been rescued from the street.
My other loves include MotoGP (Valentino Rossi is my hero), Formula 1, good food, good wine, reading (some of my favourite authors are Oscar Wilde, Truman Capote, Stephen Fry and Christopher Isherwood), and, saving the best for last, my wonderful husband!
I left the UK 13 years ago and now live in a small village not far from Antwerp, Belgium.
Mine For The Taking tells the true story of South London gangster Charlie Richardson and his remarkable life and crimes in South Africa.
Between 1964 and 1966 Charlie Richardson was at the zenith of his power in the London underworld. But when he travelled to South Africa to take a share in a diamond mine, he could never have known that it would lead to international espionage and murder.
'Machine Gun' Jack McGurn was once described as the 'archetypal movie star gangster'. A flamboyant and prolific hitman, he made his mark as the bodyguard and trusted confidant of Al Capone. He was also the mastermind behind the St. Valentine's Day Massacre - the most infamous mass murder in gangland history. Killing For Capone is a thrilling tale of romance, glamour, passion and murder.