Writing is a lot like singing. Almost everyone can do it but some are better than others and some are not so keen to indulge. Anyone who went to school will have started writing and singing at a young age. I was no different.
Like most children, I loved stories. I liked listening, reading and making them up. Nothing has changed. I read at least one book a week and I am officially a professional reader - see my Book Reviews.
I was born by the seaside in New Brighton, which is in Wallasey, Merseyside. My family moved to Liverpool and, after I was married, I lived in Runcorn and then Burton-upon-Trent.
We had a daughter, Amanda, who is currently studying forensic psychology at the University of Nottingham following her bachelor's degree at Aberystwyth University. I used to visit often.
Being a peace-loving kind of person I am always fascinated by the dark side of human nature. Like everyone else, I do have shards of darkness fracturing my hippy existence from time to time. The unknown, the undiscovered and the unexpected with the fears these bring; psychological suspense with spooky atmospheres; deep, thoughtful and dark. These are the things that drive me. This is what I write about.