I was born in Edinburgh, but moved to London as a child, where I now live with my husband and two sons.

I was a massive bookworm growing up, and I used to save up my pocket money for weeks to buy the latest Sweet Valley High book, then read the whole story on the bus home and have to wait two months for the next one. Eventually I realised it would be easier to write my own stories…

My background is in magazines and my years as a television journalist, reporting on EastEnders and Corrie, have inspired my novels where popular culture collides with a historical mystery. But there is no truth in the rumour that I only wrote a novel based on Strictly Come Dancing so I would be invited on to It Takes Two.

Loving the soaps meant I was thrilled when I got the chance to work with ITV and write two novels about Emmerdale during WW2, under a pen name Kerry Bell.

And my passion for women’s history led me to write The Kew Gardens Girls, set in the world-famous gardens during WW2. It’s also published under a pen name, Posy Lovell.

My novel The Hidden Women was shortlisted in the historical category at the 2020 Romantic Novelists’ Association awards.