I was born in Cambridge and have lived in Ipswich with Paul, my husband, since 2006. I studied French and History at Warwick University. My working life was mainly spent with a small research company in Coventry, followed by several years as an administrator for the National Autistic Society. Now retired, I've found a great interest in local history which I can explore at my leisure.
I started exploring my family history in the late 1990s and graduated onto other areas of historical research when I came to Ipswich and met historian, Sheila Hardy. I did masses of background research for several of her published books, notably a biography of cookery writer, Eliza Acton (who grew up in Ipswich) and a collection of local 'true crime' stories.
Then the chance to write two books of my own came along, followed by research for friends and family, and later for people I didn't even know. The rest is history ...