Chawton House

I live in Bristol, South West England, with my husband and our golden retriever Dug, but I grew up in Jane Austen country, not far from Winchester. I would regularly walk past the house in Winchester where she died and I’ve visited her house at Chawton a number of times. My mother introduced me to her novels when I was a young teenager, so you could say a love of Jane Austen is in my blood!

I’ve been writing in one form or another ever since I can remember, about many varied things. I wrote some great stories when I was at school – I even made up outlandish tales to entertain my younger siblings on long, hot car journeys – but it’s only as an adult that I’ve been able to properly devote time to writing.

My first attempt at writing a novel didn’t go too well; although I completed it, it wasn’t great. But I kept trying and in 2013 I self-published my first novel. Since then I’ve experimented a bit with genres and published a few more novels. It’s taken me a while but I feel like I’ve finally found my niche – Jane Austen fan fiction.

When I’m not writing, I always have a book on the go to fall back on and I’m trying to read as many Jane Austen-related books as I can. I also love taking Dug for walks in the countryside with my husband, talking about Jane Austen with like-minded people and yes, watching television. I must confess I do have just about all of the adaptations of her novels on DVD!

Dug the dog

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About my novels

I’ve written four novels, mostly romances but my first, The Inheritance, is a family saga. My latest novel, Love Without Time, is my first Jane Austen fan fiction novel and is also the first in a trilogy. It’s best described as a Jane Austen-inspired time travel romance. The second book in the trilogy, which I’m currently working on, will be called By Time Divided.

All my books are available on Amazon.

Elizabeth and Darcy – Beginning Again
By Time Divided – Love Without Time Book 2
Love Without Time – Book 1
Reunion of the Heart
Teaching Mr Leavis
The Inheritance