For as long as I can remember, I have suffered with an over-active imagination and the inexplicable need to make things up and write them down. Probably my earliest memory of exactly this would be Scripture homework at school (aged about seven). I can't remember the exact topic that I was supposed to be writing about... only that the teacher could barely speak through her tears of laughter as she subsequently read out my version of events to the whole class.
I do like to think that things have progressed a little since then, but it is fair to say that I never made an active choice to be a writer – the urge simply chose me and before long, that need became a passion so strong, it developed into an extension of my soul.
Cross Killer is my first novel. It wasn't actually the novel that I intended to write, but when writer's block kicked in, it soon became my literary laxative. Nonetheless, I have truly loved the journey and sincerely hope that you do too.
I am very aware that without a reader, a writer cannot exist and so I am eternally grateful to anyone and everyone who is prepared to give me and my work that chance. Becoming a master (or indeed mistress) of our passion does however take time, patience, perseverance and above all confidence… so please do 'go gently' with me if you can. Thank you.
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