I was born in Niagara Falls in Canada – about 2 kilometres from the falls…and in the summer as you lay in bed with the window open you could hear the roar of the falls!! When I was 9 years old my friends and I discovered a road that went down to river below the falls and we used to go down there and play on the rocks. I never ever told my mum and dad about those secret adventures. They would never have let me out of the house again!!
In this picture, I am in Canada, standing right next to Lake Superior (which you can’t see , which is a shame because it’s huge!!)
I now live in Hereford in the UK, home of a wonderful breed of cattle, called — you guessed it! Herefords. I’ve spent the last years in the company of many cows for a film I’m making about young farmers.
The everyday life of a writer is mostly spent at a desk. It’s not very exciting really. So sometimes I get myself out of my study, usually onto my allotment or up into the Welsh Hills.
When I was a child, I loved riding horses and now that I’m ‘older’, I’ve started to go riding again up in the Welsh Hills with views for miles around. I love galloping along, but I’m also taking riding lessons.
My other favourite place is my allotment. Sometimes I’m lucky and things grow really well, like this cauliflower! And sometimes I get a really good haul like below – and I especially love those raspberries.