I was born and brought up in the south east of the United Kingdom and graduated from Canterbury University in 1986,with a BA Honours in French and Italian. I moved to France in 1986, to be with my husband.
I have taught at l’Institut Supérieur d’Interprétariat et de Traduction in Paris, notably translation from French to English, Audiovisual Communication and Culture, and Summary writing from French to English. I have also worked at the business school INSEAD inFontainbleau, as Communications Manager for the Development Department and Research Associate, writing articles based on Professor Herminia Ibarra’s book, Working Identity.
My articles have appeared in the publications Insead Quarterly (France), SHE Magazine, The European, France Magazine, Bonjour Magazine (UK) and France Today and Fiberarts (USA).
My play How Do You Do, was produced by the Top Draw Theatre Co. at St. Mary’s Studio as part of the Canterbury Summer Art Events Festival.
I write long, short and flash fiction. My story, Counting Na’an, inspired by school holidays in Iran, won second prize in the Fish Publishing One Page Story competition. Also, Out to Lunch with the Seven Dwarfs was published in the Bridge House Publishing Anthology On This Day and my story It Ain’t Over ‘Till The Fat Lady Sings won third prize in the Chapter One Promotions International Short Story Competition.