a little more about me...
I was assistant editor and then acting editor of International Arts Manager magazine, before becoming an editor at the Society of London Theatre, where I spent six years reviewing West End shows, interviewing actors and directors and learning where to stand at the after-show party in order to get first dibs on the canapés.
In 2012 I turned freelance and veered my writing towards travel and food, taking on commissions for titles including The Guardian, The Independent, The Telegraph, FRANCE magazine, Adventure Travel, Living France and BBC Travel.
After moving to Switzerland in 2013 I started to specialise in writing about my new home. As a result I've ridden a wooden bike-sledge in Grindelwald, explored the absinthe trail in the Jura, visited a Scottish festival in St Gallen, hiked hut to hut in Ticino, discovered the story of an infamous counterfeiter in Valais and attempted fat biking in Gstaad.
I began writing for anglophone Swiss news site TheLocal.ch and was editor from 2016-18, covering everything from the Swiss reaction to Brexit and Trump to rows over EU immigration, cowbells and washing rotas.
I was lead contributor on the 2019 edition of the DK Eyewitness Guide to Switzerland.
My work also includes translation, corporate copywriting and editing, with clients including the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity & Craftsmanship, the Mandarin Oriental Geneva, and the City of Lausanne.
I'd always loved reading and had written my own stories from a young age. But I didn't attempt to write a novel until my late twenties. After a couple of abandoned half-manuscripts, I managed to finish my first full-length novel, written mostly in the early hours before going to my day job. It was never published and remains on a memory stick at the back of a drawer. But it taught me a lot. Several years later, now living in Switzerland and working freelance, I was inspired to have another go. The result is The Other Daughter.