I write books for children and YA and occasionally novels and short stories for adults - the most recent being published in Take a Break Fiction Feast and another long listed for BBC Radio Wales.
I was the winner of The Writers Advice Children’s Story Competition 2011 with Bella Constanza, Miss Scrunch, and a Girl Called Primrose, and was also short-listed in the same competition with Dead Girls Can’t Tell.
In between writing I run a singing group for people with memory problems, and their carers which is both humbling and mutually rewarding.
I live in a small village just inside the Snowdonia National Park with a backdrop of heather and fir clad hills; the sea is five minutes away as are the mountains of the Conwy valley.
walking and exploring the nearby shores and lofty peaks, and observing nature. I particularly like toads, frogs and newts, bats and birds, snakes, spiders, cows and fungi. I also enjoy painting, visiting art galleries, music, reading – especially reading, and runner beans from my garden.
Shopping except for books, politicians, victorious fisty thrusts into the air, and eggs, milk, yoghurt and shellfish, all of which should be banished from culinary practice.