I began writing whilst doing probate for my late mother. I've longed to write since the age of 11 and only had time to write poetry and keep ideas for novels whilst bringing up my family and then having two very separate careers. I had given up my job as I felt my Mum didn't have long, although outwardly others could not see any signs. She died 3 months after I left work to spend more time with her. I felt she was there with me afterwards and didn't want me to go back to work. So as a break from the awful things associated with the death of someone who has been a part of your daily life and is one of the beats in your heart, I sat down with a blank page and wrote. I penned five manuscripts in one go over 18 months. Then the hard work began, as I was clueless. It ended up with a website I run loveahappyending.com and now, just three years later I have 5 published books.