I kicked off my writing career as the launch editor of Manchester United magazine before defecting to my beloved Manchester City as Head of Publications. After taking a break to start a family, I embarked upon a long-standing ambition to ghost my husband Paul’s autobiography. I’m Not Really Here, published by Century, told the bittersweet story of a brilliant young footballer whose promising career was cut short by injury. It was shortlisted for the British Football Book of the Year, spent six weeks on the Sunday Times bestseller list and is currently being developed into a feature film by Magnified Pictures.
Since the success of my first book, I have tackled a wide variety of ghostwriting projects, from commercially published memoirs to privately commissioned autobiographies. In 2016 I co-wrote The Man in the Middle (Simon & Schuster), the acclaimed life story of former World Cup final referee Howard Webb, and the year later I collaborated with ex-Manchester City footballer David White on his poignant memoir, Shades of Blue (Michael O’Mara).
While I specialise in sport, I also enjoy working with individuals from the world of music, entertainment, business and politics. I love bringing people’s stories to life – for me, it’s both a pleasure and a privilege - and I am constantly on the lookout for interesting characters with fascinating tales to tell.
I currently live in south Manchester, along with my husband, my two kids and my crazy cat. When I’m not working I’m into books and bicycles, wine and walking, and food and football.