I write twentieth century historical fiction, based around unheard voices, or from unusual perspectives.
My debut novel, People Like Us (entitled Daughter of the Reich in the US/Canada edition) and first published in 2020 into 13 territories, is set in 1930’s Leipzig, seen through the eyes of a young girl, Hetty, brainwashed into believing the Nazi dream, until that is, she encounters Walter, a Jew.
My second novel, The Hidden Child, will be published in September 2021, and is the story of Edward and Eleanor, firm believers in the widely held pseudo-science of Eugenics, who firmly believe in genetic superiority. Their world is shattered, however, when their young daughter, Mabel, develops debilitating seizures.
I live in Surrey with my husband, children and small dog Bonnie, who is the best writing companion I could ask for. Always at my side when I write and she listens most patiently when I need to talk through a tricky plot problem. I am currently working on my third novel.