I don’t quite trust myself to update this blog as regularly as I should; I’d better say that upfront. I’ve kept meaning to start a blog of my own. It’s just that I kept worrying that I wouldn’t be able to think of anything to blog about.
And then I considered my Twitter account and my Facebook activity, not to mention my commenting habits, and I said to myself: WELL, IT’S NOT AS IF YOU AREN’T OPINIONATED.
So here I go.
I live in the north-east Highlands of Scotland with my family and way too many animals. I’m a full-time writer now, mostly of Young Adult fiction in different genres. I’ve been writing since I was knee-high to my dad’s old typewriter, but I started professionally in about 1990, when I sold my first short story. I stuck with short stories for years, though I really wanted to write a novel; I tried romantic novels (but I wasn’t any good) and then, after my own children were born, discovered Young Adult – and was instantly smitten. My first full-length book Bad Faith was published in 2008, and I thought I could breathe at last.
And then it turned out there were a lot more voices in my head, and they’d started hammering on the inside of my skull. So I kept going…
And now, at least for the time being, I get to do what I love all the time and get paid for it. This makes me very lucky, and very happy. Please stop by in the comments and say hi (just to reassure me – I do have an alarming habit of talking to myself…)