I live in Essex with my son and two cats, Puzzle and Bud. I've always loved writing and I've always loved bears (my own bear Puddin still sits by my bed) so putting the two things together was easy. I giggled a lot as I typed and scribbled and plotted 'Beyond the Forest', 'Burly & Grum and The Secret City' and then 'The Birthday Surprise' and I do hope that you find them fun to read. I love Burlington Bear - he's mellow and wise, brave and caring - everything a bear should be. And as for Grum, well, he's like lots of children I know - impetuous but with a good heart. I'm going to keep writing, keep laughing and hope that you'll come with me on my journey!