About me

home-590085_1280My home is in Arbon, on the banks of beautiful Lake Constance in the top right hand corner of Switzerland, with Austria and Germany just on the doorstep.

I was born in Glasgow and lived there until I was 22, when I left to work as a physiotherapist in Switzerland for a year. That year has stretched – I’m still here, but nowadays I teach English. My last job was based in a castle dating from 1250. Just walking through the courtyard to the front door is an incredible experience when you consider all the people who have done exactly that over the centuries.

The first piece I remember writing was for my Writer’s badge in the Brownies. That was when I discovered how fascinating putting words together is and how powerful words can be. Over the years I’ve had fifty-odd short stories and articles printed in women’s magazines, and then in September 2013 my novel The Paradise Trees was published. The Cold Cold Sea, The Attic Room, Chosen Child, Ward Zero, and Baby Dear followed on.

DSCN0430Right now I feel very privileged; it was always a far-off dream to hold my book in my hands, and now the dream has become reality.

You can buy/order my books on Amazon or in any bookshop, or directly from me if you want a signed copy.

I’m happy to visit book groups, libraries and bookshops in Switzerland. Click here to contact me about possible events.