I'm the author of War Kids. It is a young adult contemporary novel set in Syria; a story about the Syrian Civil war though the eyes of children. 

I was born in Lancaster, England. Growing up in a single parent household with five other siblings; was hard, and also character building.

As a young child I found a passion for drawing, and continued this into adulthood, graduating from the University of Central Lancashire, England with a BA(Hons) in fashion design.

At aged twenty seven, Me and my husband packed up our belongings for a lifelong dream to move to California. My America dream was complete with the birth of my daughter. My love for traveling, continued after the birth of my daughter traveling around America with the family, and the best travelled dog.

A new job positioned opened up New York, and the family decide to relocate to Long Island, NY, which is where I currently resides.

On August 21 I was moved by the images of the Syrian conflict, and embarked on a unlikely journey of writing my first novel.
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Check out my new chapter Bridge to Hell.
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