... I studied loads, fell in love, got my heart broken, mashed to pieces like so many, and then learned from that more than anything. I’m from London, and my current books are a complete homage to it. But I ran away from London a long time ago to do a degree in Philosophy and Drama. From this, I learned about the theory of how things are put together, and what often lies underneath, from subtext to structure, also, the hidden depths, the things we don't talk about. This obsession with what's underneath, what we hide from, led me on later to my Masters, in Psychotherapy.  This is where I learned about what makes us tick and drives us. I am also fascinated by the things that give people meaning in life, from faith to karma, to science to symbolism and even psychological astrology. I write because I need to, I need to express all of this, and also because it gives me immense pleasure to paint a picture for someone else, to make them see the colours, to feel the scene; it makes life worth living.


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