My second book, ‘The Happening at Bessbrook’, has now been published (March 2022)

This is an historical novel set in Northern Ireland. The incidents in the story are entirely fictitious but in another world in another time, they could actually have happened. 

As a child, I loved writing but didn’t consider it seriously until after my retirement. For many years, I thought about writing about the impact of a family secret. Writing my memoir, ‘Celia’s Secret’, provided me with a way of analysing and evaluating my experiences in order to work through a process of reconciliation.

I live in Heaton Mersey in Stockport with my husband, David, and I enjoy a very busy life, writing, socialising and caring for my family and seven grandchildren.  I’m a member of the Manchester Irish Writers, the South Manchester Writers’ Workshop and my local U3A writing group.

I am also collaborating with my daughter, Clare, and my daughter-in-law, Nicola, on a series of children’s books