About me

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I have been passionate about writing all my life. I was the editor of a small newspaper (later magazine) for seven years, and currently work as a professional editor and proofreader.

I wrote my YA sci-fi romance novel, The Heir, in 2010. The Heir is the first book in the Verindon trilogy and has now been joined by The Crown and The Reign. In October 2016 they were joined by Once Confronted, my YA contemporary drama.

I am able to speak at small groups/schools. I have four seminars on offer:

How Do I Write a Novel?
This seminar will cover the basics of writing a novel, such as showing and not telling, point of view, excessive descriptions, first and third person, and past and present tense. It can include information about the publishing process if requested.

My Novel is Ready to be Published … Or is it?
This seminar provides an overview of the basics of writing a novel with which many first-time novelists may not be familiar. It also details the following:

  • how to make sure the submissions editor reads your novel
  • how to write a good query letter
  • the pros and cons of self publishing and vanity publishing
  • the benefits of a professional edit

Structural Editing Workshop
This seminar provides an overview of the basics of structural editing, such as:

  • how to make sure your plot works
  • character development and consistency
  • point of view
  • show don’t tell
  • Descriptions

Ten Things You Should Know About a Professional Edit
This seminar is for those who have written a manuscript and are considering having it edited by a professional editor. It will detail ten key things that authors should know about having their books edited by a professional and will help them understand the process and enable them to make more informed decisions.

Interests

Writing, reading, animals, family, movies, walking, nature, bird watching

Favourite books

Jane Eyre, Twilight, Star Wars, The Host, Pride and Prejudice, The Scarlet Pimpernel

Favourite music

Classical, pop, rock, jazz, blues … nothing too heavy or loud. As a general rule I don’t like either country or western!

Favourite movies

E.T. – The Extra Terrestrial, Star Wars, The Matrix, Twilight, The Bourne Identity, The Princess Bride

Favourite TV shows

Roswell, Doctor Who, Due South, Beauty and the Beast, Whose Line is it Anyway? Thank God You’re Here, The Hollowmen, The Panel, The Goodies