I trained for the stage at Rose Bruford but then decided to go into teaching. I have spent most of my life teaching drama and theatre studies in a variety of schools, from a girl’s boarding school in Kent to Comprehensives in London and on the Wirral. My last job was as Director of Drama at Birkenhead Sixth Form College. I also founded and ran a Youth Theatre Company in Epsom, Surrey.
I have a B.Ed (First Class) from Liverpool University and an MA Writing from Liverpool John Moores.
In 1998 I won the Kythira prize offered by the Historical Novel Society for a short story.
Published work:‘We’ll Meet Again’; ‘Never Say Goodbye’; ‘Now Is The Hour’; ‘They Also Serve’; ‘Theatre of War’; ‘The Final Act’; all published by Hodder and Stoughton. 'Daughters or War'. 'Passions of War', and 'Harvest of War'; published by Severn House.
Set in Greece around 1200 b.c this book tells the story of Alkmaion, heir to the throne of Pylos. The Mycenean Empire is under threat from barbarian attackers but Alkmaion's elders are too complacent to believe it. The resulting attack sends him on a desperate quest to find allies who will help him to regain his kingdom.