I live in Hastings with my husband Paul McQuillan. In time gone by I have also lived in Germany and France and spent time as an English language teacher, Benedictine monk, shopkeeper in New Bond Street and, for the major part of my professional life, a commercial lawyer in the City, before becoming an estate agent in the Dordogne. I founded the Hastings Stanza, for which I am the Rep. Following publication of a number of poems in magazines, my debut collection, “Bestiary, and Other Animals”, was shortlisted for the 2017 Live Canon First Collection Prize, published by Live Canon in June 2018. My second collection, “Let The Wounded Speak”, was published by Oversteps Books in October 2018. I am grateful to a recent reviewer of the second book, who said “This collection took my breath away”.