About

Black and white Blickling photo

The ‘Tea Obsessed Historian’ at Blickling Hall, Norfolk.

I was born into a family of avid readers and tea drinkers which meant I grew up with a book in one hand and a cuppa in the other. By the time I reached my teens it was also clear that alongside these obsessions I also had one with history.

At university I did a BA (Hons) in History and Art History, a Masters in Local History and finally a Phd in Medieval History. All of which means I should be able to read Latin and be an excellent, if very rusty, palaeographer. I’m afraid I fail on both of these but what I can do is research a subject to death if necessary.  A very useful skill when you write historical fiction.

When I’m not writing, I’m reading, and when I’m not reading, I’m taking photographs. My Haiku a Day for a Year project on Twitter which I started on 25 May 2021 has used a lot of photo prompts -including ones of tea.

When it comes to flash and short fiction I write in most genres and a number of my stories have been published online and in print anthologies. I don’t think I’ll ever get over the excitement of seeing my words in print.

This year I’ve also been given the opportunity to write for the Indie Author Magazine. It’s a great resource for Indies and if you’re interested and decide to sign up do please use my affiliate link and help keep me in tea. I’ll be eternally grateful.