I'm a writer of honest fantasy, genuine heroines and wellness wisdom.
I live in Northern Ireland with my husband and two Irish red setters.
I write every day, sitting at a sunny desk overlooking my wild garden. I enjoy long walks in the hills and by the coast, whilst conjuring dragons from the sky, questing for selkie in the sea, and conversing with fairies in the woods.
I write novels, short stories, flash fiction, and poetry, as well as non-fiction. My novels are clean fantasy adventures with strong female characters exploring life's deepest truths.
Honest fantasy is about real people in fantasy worlds who are relatable, who in their alien place can reveal to us truths about our own place. I use magic, fantastical creatures and imagined worlds to explore subjects close to home.
Genuine heroines are women who are tough, yet kind, who can rescue themselves, yet welcome the support of friends. They don’t wear bikini armour and they don’t fight hordes of baddies after three days of no sleep and no food. Inspired by genuine heroines throughout history, I write female characters with depth, complexity and passion.
Wellness wisdom is kind words for hard days. I use stories to explore life's big questions about self and society, relationships and power. My characters face challenging emotions which lead to profound insights. Their struggles and resilience provide hope and inspiration.