I was born in the early part of 1963 in a small southern (UK) town close to London. I have one brother who is nearly two years older than me, and two parents who are still going strong at 80ish. I was raised in Uganda and Kenya until I was 12, then we moved as a family to Nottingham.
I have a degree in Physics and Chemistry, and have, at different times in my life, been a medical physicist (cancer treatment planning), a pilot with Mission Aviation Fellowship in Chad, an IT administrator, and most recently a secondary school teacher in science and maths.
I was widowed in 1995 and have been raising my three kids by myself since then.
I have a been in love with both reading and writing since about the time I figured out how to do each one, although there has been a long hiatus in the writing which is, I hope, coming to an end thanks to the encouragement faithwriters is now providing me.
When I type the word "the", nine times out of ten I end up with "teh" on the screen. This and other examples of my dyslexic fingers leave me overwhelmingly grateful to be living in the age of the modern word processor and spell checking.
I would (like most of us I'm sure) love to write for a living, and who knows: If I get into the habit of putting fingers to keyboard regularly, I may one day be good enough… then another day be noticed…