‘I was born in the very middle of England in a county with no borders on the sea. Land-locked, my imagination took me to far-off places and I’ve been writing stories for as long as I can remember. I first got a chance to write when I was in my late twenties and M.E. grounded me for a while. My first degree is in economics but I’ve since taken an arts degree which included courses in creative writing and literature. I’ve had short stories and poems published and a set of poems inspired by my research in to the life of seals and the waters they live in will be appearing in an online literary magazine in the Spring. I’m currently working on two novels: ‘Meriel’s Guide to Unpredictable Seals’ and ‘Perspective’, the latter indulging my love of art history in general, fifteenth century Italian art history in particular.
As well as being a writer and a poet, I’m also an editor and proofreader. I love to work for people and take other people’s writing as seriously as my own. You can see more about the editing services I offer on the editing page.
I now live in leafy Pinner with my family and dream of living by the sea.’