I’m a refugee from corporate life. I took a first degree in History at Oxford University longer ago than I care to remember. Early on, I worked in publishing for 10 years. I then took an MBA at Warwick Business School, went into public sector research and finally decided there was more to life than the four walls of an office. My husband and I moved to an 18th-century farmhouse in southwest France in 1997.
Having run my own business writing for clients for 20 years – and also contributing to magazines about French life – I am now focusing on writing novels and short stories (see my separate writing website).
I’ve published two novels so far in my Tales of Corsica series: The House at Zaronza (early 20th-century Corsica and World War I) and The Corsican Widow (18th-century Corsica and Marseille). The first in a trilogy set in France and covering the period 1898 to post-WWII will be published in 2019. Further novels jostle for position in my head.
When I’m not doing any of those things I like food and wine; yoga and walking (antidote to the first interest); music – anything by Mozart, especially Don Giovanni, or Chopin; creating a garden out of a rocky wilderness; and researching the fascinating history of the area where I live.
You can contact me here.