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Writing by the Water
Taking Notes


Behind the Words

For those of you that have read my books, liked my posts, and generally just been fabulously supportive on my writing journey, I decided that it was about time I told you a bit about myself. This is of course presuming you want to know haha!

Well, like all good stories I guess I should start at the beginning…I was born and raised in Southampton, England… and many years later I am still here!! I guess travelling all the time with work has meant that having firm roots at home is extremely important to me, and I love my life by the sea with my husband (James), two children (Olivia 15, Lewis 13) and three dogs (Jack, Roxy and Lola).

At 20 years old I was waitressing at a local hotel whilst at university studying to be a Computer Programmer (yawn!). I had finished my first year and done quite well, but I already knew that the job I was studying for really wasn’t for me, so when a regular customer offered me a job looking after, and flying on private jets at Southampton airport for a company called Osprey Aviation… well rightly or wrongly I promptly left Uni and took to the skies!

For the next three years I had the most amazing time, but when the company were facing financial troubles it was time for me to move on, and to join the airline that I would stay with for the next two decades, and more…

The idea for The Osprey Series was born on crew-rest one flight, when I was thinking about the amount of characters I met, and the stories I heard in the galley at 3am over a cup of tea. Anyone who is crew will tell you that we are a very open bunch and rarely hold anything back!

The idea grew into a new hobby, writing, nothing serious, just a source of amusement for myself as I wrote my friends into the first story. On each subsequent flight I did I would include one or more of the crew into the chapters that I would write on my layovers, sharing the link with them to follow… and by the time I had finished it I had 250 readers spurring me on to get it published.

Six years and six books later, The Osprey Series, its spin-off ‘Ditched’, Life Diverted (my pandemic 'diary') and The Secret at Number Six are being read by cabin crew around the world, who I hope recognise themselves in the pages, and by people who just love the world in which we live. I feel so lucky to have had the life I have had, the experiences and friendships that are so unique to the ‘flying family’, as we call ourselves, and I love that I can share just a taste of this with those who aren’t part of that world.

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