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, through my company Mercury Business Development Ltd.
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 27 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!”