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Living close to the M25 and railway, I like both busy places and the countryside. I don’t mind that my hair is going grey but hope my earlobes have stopped growing! When not writing, I particularly teach at a museum. I love experimental history, archaeology and Forest School, and get ridiculously excited about poo and bones because they can hold information. I enjoy traditional crafts such as woodcarving, bow and rope making.
My pets have included a crazy hen (hmm, there’s definitely a story to write about her!), and a rescued racing pigeon who I thought was a boy but turned out to be a girl. I truly do have a pet that’s featured in my book Crazy Pets & Secrets Revealed – he’s also a great window cleaner.
My idea of a good time varies from spending time with family, and friends including woolly ones (sheep); coaxing silly goats back into their pen; bird watching and night searches for glow worms, to going to the cinema and of course writing.
I can be serious, or silly to my husband and twin teenage daughters’ dismay. My motto for life is: I try, I try. I can, I can.