Starting to write
When I was ten years old, I was asked by my teacher what I wanted to be when I grew up. I replied without hesitation, “An author.” At this age, I loved writing stories and I used to drive my family mad by tapping away on an old manual typewriter. Sadly, on leaving primary school, I lost all interest in writing and was not inspired to write again until I studied for my history degree.
After graduating, I worked in a marketing agency for eight years as a project assistant and copywriter. It was during this time that, with the encouragement of my husband Carl, I started writing magazine features and articles. Seven years ago, I re-trained as a primary school teacher but still continued writing articles in my spare time. I taught full-time for three years but when a short-term contract ended, I decided not to reapply for another position and to go freelance instead.