Hello! Here’s a bit about me…

I grew up in rural Devon and studied English Literature at Cambridge University. I worked as an actress and a corporate trainer in London and Tokyo, then as a lactation consultant in public hospitals in Addis Ababa, where I taught about breastfeeding, skin to skin and kangaroo care for premature babies. I currently live in Tashkent, Uzbekistan with my diplomat husband, two daughters and a large Ethiopian street dog called Frank. I work in advocacy for a big N.G.O. and I’ve just finished a Masters in Health Promotion. I’ve written for a number of mothering magazines, The Tokyo Times, The Ethiopian Herald, The Sunday Express, Selamta, and Midwives, and had travel writing published by The Telegraph, Roads and Kingdoms and Litro Literary Magazine. Open My Eyes is my first novel. It was long-listed for the 2016 MsLexia prize and it’s currently short-listed for the People’s Prize. I lead a community choir and don’t have time to read nearly as many novels as I’d like to.