Born in South Africa in the 60s, I came to England in 1987. Since arriving, I have studied writing at City Lit with the poet Caroline Natzler , self-published 12 books and acquired an indecent number of shoes. My published work includes poetry in the literary magazine Prole, Fantasy for children, Science Fiction for young adults and Magic Realism for adults. When not writing I read voraciously, watch countless box-sets on All 4 or Netflix and dabble in the footwork of Argentine Tango and Lindy Hop.
While based in imaginary worlds, my writing for children focuses on loneliness and the desire to belong and be part of a tribe. It strives to show the good and bad of interpersonal relationships, with an emphasis on the good, I hope. In all my books I always write about the good and bad angels we have sitting on each shoulder, about the strange creatures lurking at the periphery, about life and about death.