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About me

Gender Female
Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Writer/landlady
Location Falmouth, Cornwall
Introduction I am a novelist, freelance researcher and journalist with a Diploma with Distinction for Freelance and Feature Writing from the London School of Journalism. I have been a regular contributor to Cornwall Today (Regional Magazine of the Year, 2009) since 2008 writing regular walks, features, antique pieces, health, business and humour. I have interviewed Bill Bryson, Ian Rankin, John O'Farrell, Patrick Gale, Lionel Shriver and Rosamunde Pitcher for Writers' Forum and Cornwall Today. My work has also appeared in Classic Boat, Classic Sailor, Woman's Weekly and Nursing Standard. Discover Cornwall, my first book of Cornish walks was published by Sigma in June 2012, Walks in the Footsteps of Cornish Writers in 2014, Walks in the Footsteps of Poldark in 2015, Walks in the Footsteps of Daphne du Maurier in 2018 and Walks in the Footsteps of Rosamunde Pilcher in 2019. I am also a seaside landlady, and live in Cornwall with my Romanian rescue Lainy. My partner lives on the Lizard so I am fortunate in having two beautiful places to explore. I keep sane by singing, writing, walking and seeing my wonderful mates.
Interests family, people, relationships, friends, films, singing/dancing, walking the dog, ballet, writing, reading, speculating
Favorite Movies As Good As it Gets, Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty, Edward Scissorhands, Shawshank Redemption, The Full Monty, Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, Oliver.
Favorite Music Beautiful South, REM, Supertramp, Elton John, Katie Melhua (sp), Sheryl Crow, most musicals (currently rehearsing Oliver, Wire Daisies, Eva Cassidy
Favorite Books Frenchman's Creek by Daphne due Maurier, all by Mary Wesley, ditto Elizabeth Berg, Julie Myerson, Fannie Flagg and Debbie Moggach, The Magician's Assistant by Ann Patchett, Rachel's Holiday by Marian Keyes, Filth by Jane Gardam