I was born in England, and grew up in Colchester, Essex. After completing my teacher training at Homerton College, Cambridge, I returned to Essex to work as a primary school teacher. In 2009, I moved to a village near Lausanne, Switzerland, and I spent the next six and a half years exploring life in Switzerland, learning French and having a lot of unexpected experiences! It was during this time that I wrote and self-published my first novel, Lives in Limbo. I also started to experiment with other creative activities, including jewellery making, encaustic wax painting and book folding. On New Year's Day 2016, I decided that my Swiss adventure had run its course, and started making plans to return to the UK. Since April 2016, I have been living near Chichester, West Sussex, where I continue to scribble, create, struggle to play the guitar and bemoan the poor state of public transport.