Welcome to my website! I am the author of the Blood of the Gods Trilogy, an epic historical fantasy of ancient legends, vampires and mythology.
As well as fantasy novels, I have written a coming-of-age drama set against the backdrop of the 1980s music-scene called Age of Dreams. and I've also recently published a memoir, The Cat Years: How My Cat Soulmates Saved Me. My latest published work is A Forever Home For Athena, a children's book that aims to raise awareness for pet adoption. I will donate some of the proceeds to 3 of my favourite animal charities.
You can check out all my books here
A little bit more about me
I have been an avid reader all my life, and as a child I loved to write short stories and make little books and magazines out of exercise books. I'm a dreamer and love to escape reality by losing myself in music and writing, and creating my own fantasy worlds.
From a young age I had great empathy with animals and have always been able to sense their feelings and inner thoughts. I do prefer animals to people and I am especially fond of cats, as these are the only pets I've ever had and they have always been my best friends. Being around these wonderful souls makes me so happy and content, and I feel closer to cats than any other animal. I feel like they understand me more than anyone, and I understand them.
As an animal advocate, I devote much of my time to raising awareness of all the wrongs humanity inflicts on these beautiful sentient creatures, who have as much right as humans do to live happily and healthily on this planet. I am also an animal healer.
I used to be a singer/songwriter. In fact, that was my first great ambition before writing. I began co-writing songs with my brother John in my teens and we have been working together on and off throughout the years. Our current music recording project is Violet Eternity.
Apart from music, animals and writing, I also love nature (I feel totally connected to Spirit standing near trees and am fascinated by the moon), art (Renaissance and Pre-Raphaelite), and poetry (especially the work of the Romantic poets). And lately I've become obsessed with photography (though I've always enjoyed taking photos ever since I can remember). I just love taking photos of my rescue cat Athena, who is extremely photogenic, and I'm now an aspiring pet photographer. You can see more photos of my fur-baby on our blog Athena and Marie, as well as my pet blog Purrs Full of Love.
My deep love of animals has really taken over my life, and I have now moved on from writing about vampires to writing about animals, mainly cats. In fact, there are even cats in my vampire books! Talking ones and telepathic ones. Read my books to find out if you haven't already!
The true story of a cute tabby kitten as she awaits her fate at an animal rescue shelter. Will she find her forever home?
A heartwarming story for both children and adults alike.
Packed with stunning photos.
Some of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated by the author to three of her favourite animal charities.
Find out more about my books here
"An intelligent new spin on the vampire genre... Can't wait for the next one in the series!"
FROM AMAZON (5 Stars)
" A courageously honest book, deeply moving. I couldn't put it down."
"I was captivated by the exquisite descriptions of the cats, not just visual, but on a deep soul level that anyone who has ever felt love and wisdom from a pet will understand."
"I definitely liked reading what the cats had to say about "their Mummy"