I cannot remember a time when I was not writing stories. Growing up with a house full of books (my parents were teachers), I was inspired from an early age to believe I could join the ranks of my heroes. But I accept that I probably could not have produced “The Pinocchio Brief” without my experience as a lawyer to guide me along the way.
Being a lawyer is just like being a detective. You are often required to construct the whole jigsaw puzzle of your client’s case from its constituent pieces. And you need to be a good judge of character too; the motivation behind people’s actions (which you must glean from their words and conduct) is key to understanding what really happened and why.
I was a pupil of Roundhay School Leeds, and went on to read Law at Girton College Cambridge before wanderlust sent me off travelling through Asia, Australia and South America as a student. I also lived overseas in Israel for 5 years, during which time I learned sculpting, pottery on the wheel and began and completed an MBA.
I now live in Radlett, Hertfordshire with my husband and three sons. The peaceful village setting and warm community gives me ample opportunity to write. I usually have at least three plot lines going on in my head at one time and ideas come to me at the strangest of moments. The skill, of course, is to select the one which will work best and then sit down to write.