I was born in the heat of a 60s summer, with teeth and an unwillingness to sleep. Both have stood me in good stead.

I became a writer with Jessica Kingsley Publishers (part of the Hachette Group) after long diversions into aerospace and horticulture. What finally did it was having something to write about, and no job. Parenting children with experience of early life trauma has changed me forever, some would say for the better, others not so much.

I was business columnist of the year in 2013/4 as judged by The British Society of Magazine Editors and the Professional Publishers Association for work with the magazine Community Care. In 2017 I was awarded an OBE.

I’m a reader, a gardener, a walker, a swimmer and a committed tea drinker. I love tea. I love music too and comedy and people being nice to each other. 

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