Scribbles & Reflections

Welcome to my website. I’m a published author, best known for creating psychological thrillers and suspense for young and ‘young at heart’ adults. My favourite author is Daphne du Maurier and I’m an enthusiastic autoethnographer.

A timeslip. A missing child. Can Anna find herself in time?


To ‘broodle’ is to reflect, think, contemplate – something I do all the time but particularly when walking, exercising or just taking a break. I hope you will find something here to broodle upon…

My Story

Rebecca was the book that inspired me to write. Each teenage summer I equipped myself with new notebook and pen. Then life happened – boyfriend, marriage, children, degree, teaching career… The clock ticked on. If I was serious about becoming a creative writer it was time to quit the day job.

“The child destined to be a writer is vulnerable to every wind that blows.”

Daphne du Maurier, Growing Pains

Beta Readers

Working with beta readers is one of the best things a writer can do to improve their manuscript.

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Good luck to all my writer friends taking part in Nano this year – and why I’m taking this year out…

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Anticipation for Netflix’s Rebecca

Lily James looks as if she might be believable. The first time I read Rebecca, I was immersed so fully that I failed to notice the protagonist had no name – she was me, and I was her.

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The Portal

Portal was written in response to unanswered questions after the death of my step son-in-law.

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Poem inspired by a visit to the ‘Brighton Donut’ – a sculpture by Hamish Black.

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