My books are the culmination of years spent travelling, dreaming and writing. It’s great to share them with you.
My journey towards writing, like most, wasn’t a straightforward one. I’ve always loved stories, but it wasn’t until my thirties that I really wanted to put pen to paper. I think I needed to see and experience the world a bit before being able to write about it.
In fact, even though the worlds of my stories are my own, the characters, experiences and settings are wholly inspired by the places I’ve been and the people I’ve travelled beside.
It was visiting India for the first time many years ago that made me want to start writing. The sun had just risen as we flew across the tarpaulin tint of the sprawling slums to land at Mumbai airport. The taxi journey that followed was one of the most incredible of my life. I watched the city unfold like a story. People washing, children playing, chickens, cows, goats, all beside an eight-lane motorway. It’s a trip I’ll never forget. The city was so different from my own and opened my mind to new worlds, new experiences, which I knew I needed to share.