Born in London, I was bitten by the writing bug very early in life.
Spurred on by an over-active imagination, I couldn’t stop the stories that flowed onto the pages when I was very young, and I wrote my first full-length story at fourteen Thankfully, no one read it but me.
Despite being a voracious reader, it wasn’t until many years later that I discovered the cozy mystery genre, purely by chance, when I accidentally downloaded the wrong book onto my Kindle. I’d never even heard of cozy mysteries but I read the book anyway and I knew there and then that I’d found the genre I wanted to write in. My first book followed a few months later in May 2015.
As cooking is also one of my passions, I was delighted that I could incorporate it into my stories, all of which make up my culinary cozy mystery series, and all of which include a selection of recipes.
When I’m not scribbling down ideas for new stories, or tapping away on my laptop, you’ll most likely find me with my nose in a book, rustling up something experimental in the kitchen or out with my beautiful rescue dog, George.
Tapas, Carrot Cake and a Corpse – the first of the Charlotte Denver Cozy Mystery books, and my first book in this genre – has since been joined by Fudge Cake, Felony and a Funeral, Spare Ribs, Secrets and a Scandal, Pumpkins, Peril and a Paella, Hamburgers, Homicide and a Honeymoon, Crab Cakes, Killers and a Kaftan and Mince Pies, Mistletoe and Murder.
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