About the Author
I'm a married mum of four, living in the small town of Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire. I have been an author for the past two years and it's been the busiest two years of my life! I have wanted to write children's stories ever since my primary school teacher introduced me to; 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe!' I was eight years old.
Upon leaving high school, life sometimes gets in the way and becoming an author was not high on my list. I decided not to go off to university but instead get married and start a family...and I wouldn't have had it any other way.
Ten years passed, and within that time my childhood dream faded, in fact, it completely disappeared, until four years ago...
We were on a family holiday when my eldest son and I were chatting about his future. I flippantly told him, "With hard work and determination you can be whatever you want."
To which my son asked, "When I was little, what had I wanted to be?"
I answered him, "To become a children's author."
Then, he simply asked, "Why didn't you then?"
And that was it, that night I started drawing out (on a napkin from the local restaurant) a fantasy world which was to be mastered by a clever crow. Then I decided (on the same night) to have my world locked away inside a snow globe...two years on, that napkin is one of my most treasured possessions.
I have been truly blessed with meeting some great people, and earlier this year, I signed an optioning agreement with both a UK producer and two American producers to work alongside them in adapting my books into a TV series. This is so exciting, and every-time I speak to the producers, I am left speechless. I can't wait to get onto set and start filming.
One thing I have learnt is, never again will I say any flippant remarks to my son, because in actual fact, his reply has changed my life.
I have also recently co-founder a new and exciting literacy adventure for schools across the North West of England called, Literacy Legs - Bringing literacy to life!
Please check out the website to find out more:
Best feeling ever, my two sons reading my book!
Upcoming events for September and October:
Cherry Fold Primary School - 25th &26th September
Holy Family Primary School - 1st October
St Paul's Primary School - 2nd October
St Thomas' Primary School - 7th & 8th October
Moor Park High School - 11th October
Victoria Park Arts and Literacy Festival - 13th October
Christ Church Primary School - 17th October
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