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 eight novels, four of which are set in World War 2 - a period of history that seems endlessly fascinating to readers and authors alike.
The German Mother
Published on 31st July 2023
Minki Sommer has everything - a career in journalism in pre-war Germany, a close friendship with rising star Joseph Goebbels and a glamorous husband who is close to the seat of government power. But when her daughter develops an illness, Minki is confronted with the reality of the Nazi Party's cruel policy on eugenics and Minki is forced to fight for her child and ultimately what is right.
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