I was born in Essex and spent the first 18 years of my life there before going to King’s College, Cambridge to do an English degree. I trained as a journalist and worked for local newspapers, later moving to London to become a magazine editor.

As a member of writers’ collective 26 Characters I have written about astrophysics for the Bloomsbury Festival, about skylarks for the Wildlife Trusts, and about two brothers killed at the Somme, for the Imperial War Museum. I’m also the founder of Imaginary Friends, an informal group for women writers.  

When I’m not writing or reading, I’m often down at my allotment, a way to be close to nature in the middle of the city.