I grew up in a tiny village with a real maze and had a pet duck called Pickle who lived on a sandcastle and would always meet me from school.
I once rescued a penguin and brought it home in the saddlebag of my bike.
Only, it wasn't a penguin...
and I couldn't keep it.
I was always reading and always writing
and I once won a competition at my primary school for 'best handwriting'.
I have taught greyhounds how to win races, swam with wobbegong sharks and been attacked by a cobra!
I've saved more than one person from drowning (once in the sea!) and helped lots of people learn to walk again.
When I am not writing stories, I like to climb up things ( but I don't like to climb down! ) and I love baking cookies.
I live in Nottingham in the UK with my husband, two children, an eccentric gecko and a crazy dog. They are all more grown up than I am.