I am a born-and-bred Londoner. I grew up in Whitechapel, London, steeped in the area’s rich and fascinating history. I spent most of my childhood treading the path to and from the famous Whitechapel Library. Not the modern multi-storey Idea Store of today but the old 1892 building where thousands of poor East Enders, immigrants and native-born got themselves an education.
I earned an MA in linguistics and Teaching English as a Foreign Language from Surrey University. While formerly I enjoyed being a high school English teacher, now I adore being a full-time writer. I write English teaching materials (books, tests, multimedia and scripts), and I have published three children’s books.