I am an award-winning journalist with fifteen years' experience of working in print media. For six years I worked as a Deputy then Acting Editor of IPC’s weekly Pick Me Up magazine, helping to launch it into the market in 2005 with a debut readership of half a million, making it the most successful magazine launch in a decade and helping it to secure the BSME launch of the year in the process. I secured IPC’s ‘True Life Writer Of The Year’ award the following year.*

I also have two years' experience working on national newspapers the Daily Express and Daily Mail, as well as commissioning and writing for glossy magazine Real and That’s Life in Australia and That’s Life in the UK. I started my career at Fleet Street News Agency aged 21, covering the Old Bailey and other central criminal courts, and writing and selling to the News of the World, the Sun, and all the major national woman’s magazine titles.

Now I am a mum of two young boys and juggle writing for newspapers, magazines and books, with school runs!