New Prof.

About Me

I was born in Rochdale, Lancashire, in England. I spent some of my childhood years living in New Zealand and South Africa. As a child; in the days of BD (Before DVDs) I wrote short stories. One of my first story characters was a naughty boy called Cheeky Charlie. I also enjoyed writing humorous poems and radio scripts; along with my sisters. We used to act out the radio scripts and record them on a old tape recorder. Most of these ‘scripts’ were humorous and we had a lot of fun ‘broadcasting’ them on our fictional radio station Radio 4½

At school being a writer was never consider a career option. To be honest I didn't consider it myself. After not securing a place at Hairdressing college. I decided I was not going to continue in full time education; I joined the workforce instead. I had various occupations: Postwoman, Receptionist, Office Clerk. My husband and I had an ice cream van and I worked part time in the summer season.
I met my Cypriot husband Sotiris whilst on holiday in Cyprus. After the birth of our daughter I studied Complementary Therapies part time. When she went to school I got a part time job at a school. I currently work part time as a teaching assistant.

In 2011 I toyed with the idea of trying to sell some verse to greeting card companies. For many years I have written my own verse in cards for family, friends and work colleagues, and I received positive feedback. I wasn't successful in selling any verse. I did however find my passion for writing had returned. I wrote the first edition of The Little Book of Cats, under the pen name Patchy Meow. In 2012 I discovered content site writing. I wrote a number of non fiction articles and a fiction article titled, The Secret Diary of Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor. This article inspired me to write Lilibet's Secret Diary.
My stories tends to gravitate to anything historical, i.e. Historical Fiction or Historical fantasy. I also like to include humour and animals. I enjoy reading books from different genres. I am a passionate animal lover and I am owned by a cat. Anyone with a cat will tell you cats are never owned, they own you.
I now live in the UK after spending 14 years living (on and off) on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus.