Who am I? Good question! A mum to 2 boys and a dog; a wife; a Clinical Trial Monitor; a writer, and a very slow runner…
Take your pick. I am happy to chatter on this blog about any of these things and all of them, and possibly a few other things as well.
So, a few details: My eldest lad is at university and the youngest in college, and are both into Science, Maths and computing. My husband, Ray, works in Insurance in the centre of Manchester. He’s far more organised than I am and much tidier and we’ve been happily married for nearly 25 years.
I started my career as a Nuclear Medicine Technician after doing a Biochemistry degree in Manchester. After several years (interspersed with having the boys and doing a masters degree – an interesting experiment in time management!) I switched to Clinical Research which I have now been doing for nearly 14 years. A fascinating career, which can involve much travel and staying in hotels and eating out – great fun but very bad for the waistline… An issue I’m working on with help from the Jessie Pavelka program – more about that separately…
I started writing for National November Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in 2011, starting but not finishing my crime thriller set in a religious sect. I am now on about the tenth re-write. I am an active member of the Manchester Scribes, where we enjoy workshops on writing, and critiquing each others work. I entered but didn’t reach the very short shortlist for the Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller competition, but met a lot of friendly and interesting people online so it was definitely not a wasted experience. I’ve since entered several other competitions, and at the end of 2017 was lucky enough to be accepted as a new author with Crooked Cat Books. My debut novel, The Brotherhood is due to be published on 25th July 2018, and will be available on eBook and paperback, from all good online booksellers. The link to pre-order on Amazon is:
In my rare spare time, I exercise (trying to get rid of the effects of all those hotel dinners), read novels, spend time with the family, watch movies and occasionally go to the theatre.
I hope you enjoy reading my blog x