After commuting for too many years to London working in various senior management roles, Manda left the rat race and now fulfills her dream and writes full time. She draws on her background in psychology, the experience of working in different disciplines and personal life experiences in her books. Manda lives in the beautiful countryside of North Essex with her husband and two slightly nutty Irish Setters. Walking her dogs gives her the thinking time to come up with plots for her novels, and she often dictates ideas onto her phone on the move, while looking over her shoulder hoping no one is around to listen to her. Manda's other main hobby is reading, and she devours as many books as she can. Her biggest fan is her gay son (every mother should have one!). Her favourite pastime when he is home are the late night chatting sessions they enjoy, where no topic is taboo, and usually accompanied by a bottle of wine or two.