"I grew up in a village on the outskirts of a grimy Yorkshire town in the 1950s and 1960s. When I wasn't outside running around with a pack of neighborhood kids, or inside playing with my two sisters and brother, I was curled up in a chair with my nose in a book. A natural born lover of fiction, I always dreamed of becoming an author. But, like most dreams, it remained just that and it wasn't until 2007 that I published my epic poem, Siege at Sorrel Rift. Now, a few years later, I am the proud author of Potluck and Pistols.
I left Yorkshire around the age of 18 and worked in London for several years. From there I was transferred to a job in New York City and--other than a one year stint in Saudi Arabia in the mid 1980's--I have made the USA my home for over thirty years. I became an American citizen in 2000.
I was raised around guns - my father regularly shot pheasants and partridges, and enjoyed wildfowling trips to Ireland and deer stalking in the Scottish Highlands. I regret not taking an interest in shooting as a teenager or young adult. It's a wonderful skill to have and an enjoyable hobby. I took up target shooting several years ago and shoot quite well, but I'd be a great deal better if I didn't have to contend with middle aged eyesight! My advice to younger readers -- learn to shoot now! Take classes, follow the rules and be an educated, skilled and safe shooter.
I love to write but, of course, I have a day job and unabashedly describe myself as a working girl. Writing will be my retirement job! I'm starting work on the sequel to Potluck and Pistols and am interested in all reader feedback!" email@example.com