After returning to Cornwall with my two boys, I ran an antique shop in Penzance, which I then transformed into a vintage clothing shop called Kitts Couture.
Articles featuring my vintage clothing shop appeared in Tatler, Marie Claire, She, magazine, The Sunday Times Style magazine and the Telegraph, Cornwall Today and The Cornishman.
During the twelve years that I ran Kitts Couture, I held five vintage fashion shows and raised money for various charitable causes.
(Press Attention, my second novel, a work of comic fiction, is loosely based on some of those experiences).
In 2012, I closed Kitts Couture and opened Sheer-Veneer vintage at the rear of my husbands shop, We Have What You Need (my husband suspects that the character, Mr Spats, in my first novel, Hungary For Adventure, is very much based on his own quirks and personality). Fortunately, my extended family, other than my mother, who also believes herself to be a main character, did not bother to read my first book.
So, I am still able to dable in my passion for antiques and collectibles, whilst also having time to write.
Other than reading, a favourite past-time of mine, since my mid-teens, has been to make life-size cardboard figures ( 6ft tall), for no good reason, and then photograph them to create cards which I sell under the name, Cardboardbizarre.
Short film on YouTube of Kitts Couture in its heyday.
I have recently been asked for a reply to a number of question to be featured on an authors interview on the webside AllAuthor AllAuthor Click Here
Here are some of my answers