I’ve been into cars and motorsport for as long as I can remember. Even as a little girl I had a toy garage full of toy cars as well as Barbies and Sindys (and the Barbies and Sindys had their own toy garage, too). One of my earliest memories is of being taken to Donington to watch some racing, and from then I was hooked.
These days, I like most forms of motorsport, from F1, World Rallying and touring cars, to MotoGP and British and World Superbikes. Generally, if it’s powered by an internal combustion engine and has wheels, I’m interested in it.
Although I tried to work out which careers would make me lots of money, my continued fascination with mechanisms and how things work meant that I chose to do engineering instead.
As I live in the Midlands after having been born and brought up in Rotherham, I’m deeply passionate about what little remains of British engineering, manufacturing, and the automotive industry.
I don’t have any grand story about my writing; it’s just something that I enjoy doing, when the time and the ideas occur.
When I’m not reading, writing, or tinkering with something, I thoroughly enjoy cooking, baking good cakes, and the occasional pint of good beer. I think tea is essential for life. I’m also trying to learn about gardening… and so far failing miserably. Despite appearances, I’m quite domesticated.