I have recently been asked to write an article on women writers in the 18th and early 19th centuries, for the new women's magazine Herstoria. This can be seen on their website - follow the link..
I used to teach children with special needs, but after fifteen years I decided to take a change in direction. Already having a keen interest in literature I then decided to take up two short courses at the University of London, Birkbeck College - one on Victorian literature and one on women's history.
I became fascinated by the relation between women's literature and their history and this book is the result of that enthusiasm.
After a successful book launch I have already started on my second book, which will continue the investigation - but now into the Victorian period.
I have been happily married for thirty years, have three grown up - and very creative - children. I also have three dogs.