About The Author
Some facts about me...
I grew up in the North-East of England. In 2004 I moved to Canada with my husband, for what was supposed to be one year. Ten years, two children, two cats and a dog later, I appear to be staying. I worked as a registered nurse until giving up my career to raise my family. When I was diagnosed with a chronic disease, I turned to writing, combining my knowledge of the medical world with personal life experiences. I live in Vancouver with my husband and two boys. Bruises is my debut novel.
How on earth does a retired nurse with two young kids and a house full of animals end up writing a book?
No idea to be honest! It just sort of happened by accident when I realized motherhood had taken away my identity, and Ankylosing Spondylitis (a type of arthritis affecting my spine) was also claiming many aspects of my life. I love to read, and like most women I enjoy a good romance. After working my way through several trilogies a couple of years ago, I started to get a bit bored with the predictable story of powerful male/vulnerable female having crude raw sex, while using lots of bad language. Call me old fashioned because I have been happily married for almost twenty years, but this is not my idea of romance!
So, a lightbulb moment while out walking the dog has now given me a new identity, a few raised eyebrows, wicked neck pain, a lot of admiration, but most significantly... something that my disease can never take away from me. Armed with only an iPad I frequented a local coffee shop during kids' tennis lessons and art classes, and created a romance for you that changes it all up a bit. I've given you characters we can all relate to, who have real life issues and jobs in an environment we've had experience with at some point in life - hospital. It's tasteful, but smouldering, funny and emotional, and a love story with no obvious happy ever after that will hopefully leave you wanting more.