I have always wanted to be a writer, and began at the age of eight by drawing comic strips with added dialogue, and later as a teenager graduated to poetry.  My professional life however, took a very different path.  I first studied Glass engraving with Caithness Glass where I worked for fourteen years.  During that time I also worked as a foster parent.  After the birth of my youngest child, I changed direction, studying and becoming a Chiropodist with my own private practice.  At the same time I did all administration work for my husband's two businesses, and this continued  until his death in 2005.  However I still maintained my love of writing, and have had several short stories published in woman's magazines.  My main ambition is to write novels, and I have now retired in order to write full time.

I was born on the Island of Stroma, and was brought up hearing stories from my grandparents about the island life of a different generation.  An interest in geology, history and my strong ties to the island have influenced the choice of genre for my first Trilogy.

Since first attending the AGM of the Scottish Association  of Writers in 1999, I have won several  prizes, commendations and have been short-listed both for short stories and chapters of my novel.  In 2009, I won second prize in the general novel category for 'Follow The Dove' and I have since written two more novels in the series, 'The Broken Horizon' and 'The Road to Nowhere'.  I have attended an Arvon Foundation course and a HiArts writing program, receiving positive feedback on my  work from both.
I live in Wick, Scotland with my two dogs. 




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