I was born and grew up in Retford with my mum, dad and sister – who I am very close with. As a child my Dad told me endless bed time stories and I always loved how he could create something from his own imagination. I knew that when I left school, I wanted to pursue English as I’d grown up with a love of books. I spent four years studying English language, literature and education at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln and then went on to become a primary school teacher.
My favourite time of the day at school, no matter the age group I’ve taught, has always been story time. Roald Dahl, Julia Donaldson and Michael Morpurgo; all these people have created amazing stories and when I read them to my children in class, I see the anticipation on their faces and watch them completely lose themselves in the story.
Having always dreamed of writing my own book, I started on my very first story idea with a character I named Ed. What started as a single character soon turned into a chapter and then a manuscript.
My book aims to help children who are lacking in confidence by giving them a character they can relate to. Thanks to a magic belt, Ed is able to see the difference he makes to his family and friends, and how much he is loved; something he had never considered before. All children love adventure with a happy ending and Invisible Ed gives them exactly that!
Invisible Ed is available from Amazon, JJMoffs and all good bookshops priced £7.99