About me

This is me with our dog Roxy. My children think I am getting to look like her - it must be the ears!I live in London with my husband, three children a dog, and a goldfish.

Although I was brought up in England by my English mother, my father was from Sudan. I lived there until I was three and began to revisit my Sudanese family regularly in my twenties.

I read modern languages at Cambridge University and I’ve worked in Lebanon, Germany, Italy and America and made lots of documentaries for television.

I’ve enjoyed writing Quicksilver and Serpent’s Gold and I hope that you have fun reading them!

Thanks to Rachel Raphael for this photo and the photo on the home page.