She gave up work after thirty years in Child Protection, bought a rucksack, abandoned her (adult) children and went round the world. She came home with more stories than people to listen to them.
So it seemed like a good idea to write a book.
And then it was an equally good idea to pack the rucksack and head off again. Now she spends most winters somewhere warm, and comes home to write about her travels.
You can find out much more on her website: