Cherry lives in Somerset with her family and three cats. As a former lecturer she appreciates the importance and value of children’s literature. She has won several poetry competitions attributing the success to her wild and viviIMG_0969d imagination. The idea for her first children’s book, Will’s War came about one day when she visited a ghost village evacuated in 1943 during WWII. She is never without a notepad and pen and a head full of ideas.

Five facts about the author:

  • I love cats
  • I love marmite
  • I’m vegetarian
  • I always start writing at the back of a notebook not the front (weird I know)
  • My favourite colour is purple


How did you get into writing?


I loved to write poetry as a child, I liked the sound of  rhyming words. as I got older I decided to write short stories for my children. That gave me the confidence to write a full length novel.

What was your favourite book as a child?

I was a real bookworm as a child, so it is really difficult to narrow it down to just one book. I loved The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I also loved The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. (Yes I know that’s two books!)

Where do you get your ideas from?

I think of a situation and wonder ‘What if…’

The idea for Will’s War came from visiting a ghost village in Dorset that was abandoned during WW2.

How can I get hold of your books?

You can order from candy Jar Books

or visit my Etsy shop

or just send me a message

Or visit Amazon

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