Author & voice over artist
When I was a child I remember thinking ‘what a shame I can’t have several careers’. Little did I realise that I would be lucky enough to achieve that wish.I started my working life at the BBC and was the first newsreader on Breakfast Television when it launched. I presented a variety of television programmes and worked as a voice over artist.
As a mother of young children I took on producer roles developing a career in corporate and charity event production. But career number three was lurking in the shadows. I had written stories since childhood, and my first novel – a historical novel about the creation of the Leaning Tower of Pisa - was finally published in 2015. I have now written six novels, five of which are set in Italy – a country I love and which I visit each year.
The German Wife
Published on 13th January 2022
Germany, 1939: Annaliese is a doctor's wife, living in an elegant grey stone house with ivy creeping over the balcony. But when her husband is ordered to work at the Dachau labour camp, her ordinary life is turned upside down by the horrors of war. And Annaliese finds herself in grave danger when she dares to fight for love and freedom...
The Italian Girls
Published on 28th September 2020
The sun hung low in the sky casting pink light all over the city. A faint breeze blew over the rooftops, as flocks of starlings swirled above her, swooping and diving in unison. It seemed unimaginable that, even now, German soldiers were marching along the streets below. It was time, she decided, for direct action. It was time to fight back...
The Secret Letter