About me

I was born in 1948 at Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire, before it went back to being a stately home full of vintage cars after the War. My father was principal bass at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. When I was young he would learn new roles in our little semi-detached house, thundering the orchestral parts on our upright piano and roaring the vocal in his deep bass voice. Our neighbours thanked us when my parents moved the piano upstairs and away from the partition wall!

I went to a girls’ grammar school and found myself studying physics. Thus I ended up as a hospital physicist at Kent and Canterbury Hospital, without knowing quite how I got there. After I married I moved on to primary school teaching – another random decision, but a good one this time. I was surprised to find that I enjoyed teaching, and particularly liked covering all subjects.

After I had my own children I moved into Special Needs teaching of children, with Statements of special educational needs in ordinary schools and then, for the last twenty years, to teaching children with severe learning difficulties – my first and most enduring interest.

Before university I worked in virus research for the Medical Research Council, and it’s partly this work that has contributed to my second novel, The Stangreen Experiment - a scientific thriller. It’s coming out in 2013 with Sunpenny publishing www.sunpenny.com

My first novel, Going Astray, was a piece of Christian fiction. It’s a story about a family who become involved with a large Christian movement that begins to move in directions they’re not happy with. How to extricate themselves? What are their core beliefs? It’s a bit of a thriller and a bit thoughtful.

I have had a few short stories and articles published over the last few years. Now I’ve retired I have time to devote to writing more constantly than family and work commitments have allowed previously. My husband, David, and I live a mainly peaceful life in a Norfolk Broadland village on the river Bure. We have two grown-up daughters and three grandchildren.

4 Responses to “About me”

  1. Christine Moore says:

    Hi Christine. I was just having a surf when I came across your name as being a Christian author. I am myself in the process of getting 12 poems published so I was amazed at us having the same name. I am in the USA at the moment but felt it was right to get in touch with you. Please pray about replying to this email
    as it is not every day day that you come across someone who has been given the gift of God inspired writing.I live in the UK near to Birmingham. God bless you x

  2. admin says:

    Hi Christine (?must be)

    My IT skills come below the bar of knowing whether my reply goes on my website or to you personally or both. The internet is so above bumping into someone on holiday with things in common isn’t it? So many more people to happen across!

    Can I see some of your poems? Congratulations on getting them published. It’s hard to do. Would you like any on my site later? It would be good to know more about you.

    Blessings Chris

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