I grew up in Colchester, in Essex. I studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at University College, Oxford, and international relations at Harvard. I have an MBA from London Business School.
Before I became a writer I was a senior civil servant: I have 17 years’ experience of providing policy advice to Ministers in the Cabinet Office, the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice.
My move into publishing was not deliberate, but when it happened, I found that I loved it. Authors and editors enjoy working with me, and my work has been commended for its lucidity, its humour, and the authenticity of its various voices.
I live in North London with my husband and three daughters.