... Graduated with a BA degree in Philosophy from Exeter University before moving to London where she worked in Film and Entertainment PR. Having spent a year travelling with her future husband, she qualified as a tennis coach and after a brief stint in sport's management, she moved to Sussex with her young family and set up Smash Tennis. Since then she's coached in schools and clubs and ran a series of spring and summer camps for local children. When she isn't hitting tennis balls or writing, she's an avid reader and a keen cinema-goer, enjoys watching cricket and rugby, plays golf, skis, runs, cycles and scuba dives. She lives in Sussex with her husband, two children and their faithful Westie, Gemma.