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 nine years ago as a humorous commentary on life, love and relationships. 

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





Recent Articles

This is your captain speaking

Posted on August 30, 2018

We were flying Ryanair from Stansted Airport. 

We were.. >>> more

Let the wind blow high, let the wind blow low

Posted on June 27, 2018

I spent last week on the island of Skye. It was lovely, apart from the wind... >>> more

Thirty minus one

Posted on April 29, 2018

Thirty years married. How could it have slipped our.. >>> more