Thank you for visiting my website. I am a saga writer, living in beautiful North Wales. Moving here was the fulfilment of a lifelong dream, but my writing is inspired by my Mancunian roots.


I am represented by Laura Longrigg at MBA. My books are published by Allison & Busby (hardback, ebook and paperback), Magna Large Print and Isis Soundings (audiobooks). Writing as Polly Heron, I am published by Corvus (paperback and ebook), Isis Soundings and WF Howes Large Print.


To find out about my books, click on the tabs at the side.


Here are my pages on Amazon and  Fantastic Fiction


And here are my Facebook and Twitter links. Do pop over and have a chat.


Latest News:


It looks like we now have the cover layout for book 2 in The Surplus Girls series, The Surplus Girls' Orphans, which will be published in January. I can't wait to share the finished cover with you. If you're a paperback fiend, here is the link. E-book readers will need to wait a little longer!


My Blog:


In my latest blog I am delighted to welcome Kirsten Hesketh back again. She is joining in with the Cover Love series and talks about the anxiety of waiting to see her debut novel's cover.


Sister Scribes:



I am proud to be one of the Sister Scribes, along with fellow authors Jane Cable, Kitty Wilson, Kirsten Hesketh and Cass Grafton. We, and our guests, write every week in Frost, the online life-style and culture magazine.


Here are links to recent Sister Scribes blogs:


Kirsten shares the excitement (and obsession) of watching her book move around in the Amazon charts.


Kitty talks about writing a series.

Cass discusses the challenge of finding the right character names


Kirsten interviews Jane Wenham Jones.


A selection of writing tips from various writers.



Here we are at the RNA Conference in Lancaster in July 2019.


Left to right: Kirsten, Kitty, Jane, Cass, Susanna.



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Living by the sea:


I love living in Llandudno. We've been here for nearly seven years now, but that "Wow! We really live here," feeling never goes away.


Take a look at some of my favourite photos by clicking on the Llandudno tab.