The author is an active Anglican Christian and jobbing theologian. She started off as a postgraduate research scientist from Sheffield University, became a qualified accountant, tax consultant and financial adviser and is now retired. She lives in South London and loves her family, her church, her allotment and her garden. Her fifth passion is travelling
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
In the summer I cannot wait to get out into the garden - there is always so much to do, and this really is very often the best part of the day. In the winter or when the weather is pretty bad, I need to have a writing project in hand. Then it will often take over my life for weeks on end. At all times of the year my church activities are very important to me as well.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Growing my own vegetables, indulging my travel for passion, and fulfilling my church duties all conspire to keep me very busy indeed, but in a good and stress-free way.