It's long been an ambition of mine to become an author. I'm so pleased it's now official and the release of my debut book in The Mind Monsters series; Hank the Hungry Monster was such a huge success. My second children's book Trixie the Treat Monster will be out on 25th August 2021.
I live in Wales with my husband Roy, two teenager daughters and Iolo our giant cockerpoo! I'm also a stepmother to two grown up children and a step grandmother to four grandchildren. Life is hectic, but I wouldn’t want it any other way!
I was compelled to write The Mind Monsters having experienced first hand the effects of OCD and anxiety in children. I would like my books to help other parents spot the early signs of mental illness and to share the techniques I have learnt to enable them to help and support their children.
I also want to help raise awareness of CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) which is an incredible NHS funded branch of children's mental health. It holds such a special place in my heart that 50% of all book sales will be donated to CAMHS, to support their fantastic work.
Between juggling my time as a busy Mum I also run two online businesses; Copy What I Use and Copy What I Do. This has given me the time and freedom to create The Mind Monsters series and enjoy my passion for writing.
I hope my work and messages on children's and teenager's mental health issues helps you in your journey. Please follow me on social media for regular tips and updates and let me know how you get on!
I wish you and your children the best of luck!