I write picture books for children and have my debut picture book OLD FRIENDS, illustrated by Lenny Wen, coming out in Spring 2022 with Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan. Here's some facts about me:
Although I live in Maine, I am originally from Scotland.
English was the subject I struggled with most at school.
My favorite picture books as a kid were The Hungry Caterpillar, PJ Funny Bunny, The Elephant and The Bad Baby and Brambly Hedge. As an older reader I loved Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl and Ann.M.Martin's The Babysitter Club.
I am also a doctor and worked for the NHS for many years in hospitals and in the community caring for all sorts of people.
I love to travel! Places I have visited include Canada, Iceland, Trinidad & Tobago, France, Italy, Scandinavia, Bali, Thailand... Japan and New Zealand are on my wishlist.
I really LOVE (gluten free!) baking and have a pet sourdough starter which lives in my fridge. It's a bit bubbly and squidgy but it makes amazing bread :-)
Thank you for visiting my little corner of the internet!