I'm a novelist who writes psychological thrillers. I also do stand-up comedy. This year I'm taking a show to the Edinburgh Fringe called ADDICTED TO FUN. When I'm not doing either of those, I work for the BBC as a trainer.
I was born in Portsmouth and studied English at University College London, followed by a postgraduate diploma in Radio Journalism in Falmouth. I worked in commercial local radio for 20 years - firstly as a journalist at Ocean Sound in Hampshire, then as Director of Programming at Lincs FM in Lincolnshire.
I took a career break in my early forties to concentrate on writing novels and doing stand-up comedy. I also taught radio journalism, creative writing and comedy sketch-writing. I joined the BBC in 2012 and I currently work for the BBC Academy as a trainer.