Hi, I’m Fiona, writer, mother, trouble shooter, dog walker and the owner of a myriad of other job titles some of which I didn’t volunteer for. I also have a habit of escaping into a book whenever possible, preferably Jane Austen but generally anything happy that makes me smile.
More years ago than I care to count, I studied Combined Arts at the University of Durham and then went on to take an MA in English at Oxford Brookes University. Happy times at both of these uni’s – would love to go back to those carefree days 🙂 I then worked in various jobs, publishing, marketing and then admin to fit round the children. Bringing up the girls is the best thing ever and I love them dearly but writing has always been my passion and since my childhood, I have jotted snippets and ideas down in notebooks whenever I can. Somehow it was an unspoken wish that was filed away at the back of my mind. Then I realised, having hit the big 40 that it was now or never to follow my dreams so I started scribbling away seriously and on a regular basis.
Writing is my favourite past time and I love having the opportunity to entertain people with my work. To date I have had various articles published in magazines and I am a regular contributor to several publications from Jane Austen’s Regency World to Caravan Magazine. Last year I was lucky enough to sign with the lovely Kate Nash at the Kate Nash Literary Agency and am incredibly excited to reveal that I have recently fulfilled a lifelong ambition to secure my first publishing deal with Bombshell! My debut novel, The Jane Austen Dating Agency will be released on February 10th 2020.
Please do get in touch if you want to chat about books or anything writerly!