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A Little Bit About Me.
I am a children's writer, the vice coordinator of the Children's Book Award, children's book reviewer and creative writing workshopper.
I appear on BBC Berkshire regularly as part of the Tuesday afternoon book club with Bill Buckley to recommend books for children. Really I am a big pusher of children's books and getting them into the hands of readers.
I began my adult life training as a nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital and then moved to Reading where I took a teaching degree. I've worked in several primary schools, both mainstream and special needs, and continue to spend lots of time in classrooms and school halls one way or another.
When I took a break to have my two daughters I began following my other love and wrote my first (pretty awful!) book. I haven't stopped since and now have 9 finished manuscripts and a bundle of picture books. I spend a lot of time attending writers' festivals, workshops and book events and I am a member of all sorts of fabulous groups such as the FCBG, Children's Book Circle and SCBWI (all worth googling if you have an interest in children's books and writing.)
I now live in Reading with my two sprouting daughters Lily and Jemima, husband Will and the true head of our family....one utterly bonkers collie cross, Pippi.