About Me

About Me

People fascinate me...  it’s as simple as that! I love to hear about their experiences and bring their stories to life.

I’m a freelance writer and author of the Vanity Fizz blog.

I grew up in Northern Ireland during ‘the troubles'. But my childhood, spent living in the lush Irish countryside, was happy and carefree. 

After graduating from university in Belfast, I moved to London where I enjoyed an eventful career in retail management with a top luxury store. I then specialised in leadership training and coaching for over ten years, relishing every minute.

Yet I always harboured a secret desire to write full time. I finally took the plunge and qualified in magazine journalism. Working from my base in rural Essex, I have contributed to a broad range of publications. 

I started Vanity Fizz eight years ago as a humorous commentary on life, love and relationships. 

More recently I have just completed my first novel. Soldier Doll is currently longlisted for the Mslexia Women's Novel Competition 2017.

 

 

 

 

Recent Articles

Go easy on my teeth

Posted on November 30, 2017

Years ago I used to be scared of the dentist. Now I have a new fear: the.. >>> more

Are you trying to be funny?

Posted on November 07, 2017

Picture the scene. A small harbour restaurant in the south of France. A nervous.. >>> more

The self help book that didn't help

Posted on September 08, 2017

Sorry, Susan. I couldn’t get beyond the post-it.. >>> more