After school geography lessons started to include glaciers and volcanoes, my love of the outdoors became a love of learning to observe the outdoors through what I could see of it. After a brief spell as a Map Curator, the call of the wild led to a further training as a landscape architect, again a broad subject and the need to understand so many different disciplines all at once is extremely addictive. Our world is beautiful and enriching and having a chance to share the learning these disciplines have given me, as well as from the extra boon of being married to an ecologist is the real heart of Tilia Publishing UK and all that we do.
As well as editing It's Warmer Down Below, my grandfather’s autobiography, I am also the co-author with Simon Davey of The Lichens of Jersey, which has been selling across the world. I have also done the illustrations for Simon Davey's books Scilly Birding: Joining the Madding Crowd and Is No Problem, for Brambleby Books, some of which we have turned into greeting cards. In 2018 we published my little book Freckles and Friends, about the stories of the wildlife in our garden. I am working on a number of books to be published in the fourth quarter of 2021.