I am interested in writing that moves people – when we are emotionally touched that’s when we look at what we value most. I knew from an early age that I wanted to be a writer but I was fascinated by the sciences too, which is why I opted for a career in science and industry. When I started my family I became a full-time mum. With six children in nine years, all boys, the last twenty years have been an emotional roller-coaster. Two of my children are autistic, and I have been their carer. Alongside that, I continued to write, and in 1992 wrote an article on historical writer Rosemary Sutcliff which appeared in the Independent shortly before her death. In 1999 I qualified as an Astrologer with the Faculty of Astrological Studies and in 2005 I published a book aimed at writers called ‘A Writer’s Guide to the Zodiac’.