I have always loved to write, and I’m lucky enough to write for a living. Mostly I write complex bids and tenders for health and social care organisations.
My first books in the ‘Writing Bids and Tenders’ series were designed to share my business development knowledge. But I enjoyed the process so much, I am now branching out into other subjects. I spent many years working in mental health services, and have a background in psychology. This has given me an interest in human relationships, and why people act in often unexpected and bizarre ways. These are themes that I explore in my first novel, Hurt and Revenge.
For people who care about such things, I have an MA and a BA (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Durham, I am a Chartered Manager and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), and an Accredited Member of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP).
I have been happily married to Allan for over 29 years, and we live near Durham in the north east of England, with a very curly dog called Ted.
In my spare time, I am an aspiring artist and musician. I play a few songs on the piano, and attempt repeatedly to play the harp, embracing the motto, “you have to practise like the devil to play like an angel!”