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Books have always been my passion. I
can still remember the rhyming couplets of my first Rupert Bear annual, my favourite bedtime story
at aged two or three.
Although my original training was that of a
physiotherapist, when I ‘retired’ to have my first baby, I thought that I could fulfil two
ambitions – to become a mother and a writer at one and the same time! I started my 1st children’s
novel when my sons were 2 years and 3 months old respectively and with it won a competition for
unpublished writers of full-length children’s fiction. Another baby and a second children’s book followed,
before I was diverted into adult non-fiction because I discovered the need
for a book for women who come to faith after
marriage. This prompted me to write I Love
God and my Husband followed a few years later by Loving God but still Loving you.
Twenty more non-fiction books followed, including
the best selling Gift Of series which were published
by Lion Hudson and sold nearly a million copies in 14 different languages. They finally went out of
print this year after
nearly 30 years and 4
My husband says that with me, it’s not ‘a pill
for every ill but a book for every situation’ and it’s true that when I face a problem I
automatically look for answers in a book. For instance when my father died of pancreatic cancer,
I wrote the book for relatives that I would like to have read.
Face to Face with Cancer is now in its 3rd
edition and has been translated into several European languages.