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) and Isis Soundings.


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:


The Poor Relation paperback is now available.





"We have cads, crusading women, handsome doctors, an Edwardian matriarch and a rather fine ginger cat."


"A beautifully written and researched page-turner and highly recommended."


"It has more drama than a Netflix box set, together with romance, mystery, intrigue and a captivating look at the social history of the period."



The Poor Relation is available on Amazon and at The Book Depository and WH Smith.


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I am delighted to be able to tell you that the audio books of the series will be read by Julia Franklin, who has also read my Susanna Bavin books.


Here she is reading A Respectable Woman.

I am working on...


I've almost finished the book that will be published in October 2020, but at present I am juggling that with reading the proof pages of next May's book.


My Blog


My latest blog is my most recent article for Frost Magazine, which I have reproduced here in case you missed it.



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 some recent Sister Scribes blogs:


Kitty writes about why she loves writing romance


Cass's guest Clare Flynn tells why critique groups are a good idea.


Here's our monthly reading round-up for October.


Kirsten's guest, rom com writer Maddie Please, talks about living and writing in Devon.


Cass discusses what makes Mr Darcy such an appealing character.



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 six 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.