Between journalism jobs I spent some time working in the communications department at South West Water, writing press releases and newsletters.
When I’m not working, Ruby and I are usually out walking around the beautiful coast and countryside in South Devon. I grew up in Kent but moved to the West Country to complete a psychology degree at the University of Exeter and I’ve lived here ever since.
I love all animals and getting Ruby was a dream come true, but before she came into my life I did a lot more travelling and sport. Although I played hockey and football for many years, I’m particularly proud to say I was briefly part of the first ever England women’s AFL or ‘Aussie rules’ football team. I also enjoy movies (I even have a credit as an extra in the film Club Le Monde), TV, theatre, reading, music and eating out (I spent eight months as an assistant manager at Pizza Express).
Although I can turn my pen to any subject, I’m happiest when I’m writing something relating to one of my interests, or an issue close to my heart such as mental health or LGBTQ matters.