I have lived what most people would describe as a “colourful life” but I am essentially a romantic at heart. It has certainly been very eventful, and it has taken me on a journey, not always a good one.

It was because of my experiences, that I started writing. At first, it was to tell my story, because I believed that it would be of interest to others. It was not until I heard back from readers, that I realised, just how much it touched those who read it. As a result, I have had women share their own stories with me. Women, who, like me, led seemingly normal lives to the outside world, but the reality was very different. If my story inspires or helps just one person, then I will be very happy. My books are frank and open, but I wanted for them to be real. I have had to go out of my comfort zone to write them, as I was previously a very private person. However, I am pleased to say, that I am embracing the ‘new me’. I am of course referring to the “We’ll Always Have Paris” series, which is based on my story.

I have other books planned, but for the moment, I am taking a break from writing. I am going to France for the Summer, to help renovate a house. So I shall be getting my overalls on and mixing cement, laying tiles, painting and getting to grips with undergrowth. Watch my blog for details, as I shall be doing regular posts with pictures over the course of the next few months. I have wanted to live in France for a long time, and despite Brexit, I am going to give it a go and see whether it really is for me. I am sure I will come back with the idea for another book.

TTFN Jo x