Since I was a young girl, the magic of books transported me into another world. I was born and raised in New York City, amongst a lively family of cops, politicians and other dynamic personalities. Escaping to my bedroom for time to read was my delicious pleasure. My joy of books inspired me to create poetry and short stories to entertain family and friends, not to mention an embarrassing attempt as a pre-teen at writing a novel!
As an adult, real life took over. I moved to London, making England my adopted home. I embarked on a career in estate agency and latterly as a sign language communicator, while also raising my lovely, now adult daughter. Throughout the years, my joy of reading remained.
A few years back,I felt that pull to create my own stories again. Two family members were experiencing health problems. I wanted to focus on my day job of working with deaf students, and in the evenings, support my family members. It took a lot of mental strength. I found that taking time late at night to escape into other worlds briefly, creating stories, gave me renewed energy. Enough to resume my responsibilities for the following day.
Out of this, my first two novels were born. The second won first place in The Writer's & Artists Turn the Page award in 2021, attracting three agent offers and a publisher. I also created and continue to create many short stories.
My short story listings and publications include a win with Cranked Anvil; shortlistings with Fish Anthology, The Yeovil Literary Prize and Dahlia Leicester Writes; anthology publications with Scottish Arts Trust, Dahlia Publishing and Farnham Flash; plus several longlistings in prestigious national & international contests including Alpine Fellowship, HISSAC, and Aurora
I've also written feature articles for American in Britain magazine about life as a New Yorker who has fallen in love with living in the U.K.
I am currently working on my third novel with my agent, and having a lot of fun getting into the research for my story. Do have a look at my 'fun and crazy book research' page.
I live in beautiful Warwickshire, England with my British husband. The surname 'Storey' was his perfect wedding gift to me. We live with our Bichon dog who barks at trees when they sway in the wind, and a pretentious feline who crashes my zoom calls.
I'm delighted to be represented by Robbie Guillory of Underline Literary Agency About — Underline Literary Agency