Several years ago I pursued a childhood dream and joined a creative writing class. It opened many doors for me and since then I’ve had lots of short stories published in women’s magazines both in the UK and abroad (under my married name of Francesca Burgess) , as well as being placed in a number of national competitions. My stories have also been included in four anthologies. I belong to the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s New Writers’ Scheme and I’m currently working on a fifth novel, a contemporary romance. A history graduate and former teacher, I live in Kent with my husband and one of my four children.