English author of warm, witty novels including the popular Sophie Sayers Village Mysteries and the St Bride's School series, both set in the Cotswolds. Founder and director of the Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival. UK Ambassador for the Alliance of Independent Authors and for the children's reading charity, Read for Good. Volunteer speaker for the Type 1 Diabetes charity JDRF. Website admin for Hawkesbury Stores and Friends of St Mary's, the parish church of Hawkesbury.