I am fifty -something, a wife, mother of two grown children, and grandmother of two small grandchildren. Despite being born and raised in Southern England, I have lived for the last twenty-five years on the gloriously wild and beautiful North Wales coast. I was a nurse and midwife for many years before pursuing other things. I am a committed Christian, love my local church, and love the family of Christ.

I have always liked expressing myself creatively with words; writing stories, poetry and songs, and journaling extensively as part of my devotional life. I have always wanted to write a book, and have had many ideas over the years, but I have never before been brave enough to write for others. I love study, and teaching, and most especially I love the Word of God.

I have lifelong interest in history, particularly medieval history, and enjoy visiting ancient monuments and ruins, and reading and studying history. I am privileged to live in an area of Wales that is absolutely steeped in history; especially spiritual history, with its old churches, pilgrim routes and holy islands.

Besides writing, I love all things creative, including crochet, baking and card crafting. I am an unapologetic dog lover, and share my home with a new puppy, a sweet Jack Russell cross, who is entertaining and a wonderful distraction. Oh, and with my husband of course, who is the rock and the constant in our lives, and very forgiving when the writing takes over, and his dinner is forgotten!

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