Who am I?
Hi there! I’m Fiona, a middle-aged, married mum of one. I am positively potty about picturebooks; reading them and writing them. When writing, I long for alliterative loveliness but am reluctant to rhyme. When reading, I look for the marriage of words and artwork and I love anything that is fun to read aloud.
I self-published my first picturebook ‘Amelie and the Great Outdoors’ in April 2016 with Matador Books. Now I’ve gone and got a taste for it and I’m working on several more stories.
What I care about
If you love children’s books then we are going to get on!
I’m especially enthusiastic about encouraging reading habits. I recently completed a PhD (successfully!) where I was lucky enough to study the theory behind the onset and maintenance of behaviour. This is so applicable to reading and it is lovely now to be able to combine my academic and professional enthusiasms.
I love the outdoors and I support several organisations that seek to encourage children to engage with the natural world including The Wildlife Trusts. I spend a lot of time in Devon and love the sea.