Thank you for visiting my website. Here’s a little
background information. I have spent most of my
working life as a Television documentary filmmaker, TV
drama director and journalist and have been fortunate to
have enjoyed a fantastically interesting career, which
has allowed me to travel extensively and meet all sorts of
people. But for many years I cherished a dream of one
day becoming a novelist. When I was seven I even
began to write one called, The Talking Horse. It didn’t
get much beyond the horse saying, “curry is what I like
to eat”. Swept along on the tide of a television career
and raising a family, it took many years before I found
the time to sit down seriously to try again.
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My first novel, Mrs Zhivago of Queen’s Park was
published in 2007 and my second, Things Your Mother
Never Told You came out last month. In my books, I like
to explore the intricacies of family life – themes like the
difficulties of sustaining long-term relationships; what to
do with hidden desires; the repercussions on lives of
long-held family secrets; the way we behave towards our
children and they to us; friendship; growing older; sex
and love – in short, the stuff of life in all its pathos,
humour and unpredictability. I like to make the reader
both laugh and cry and feel that what I have written
reveals something universal and truthful that resonates
with them and their own lives. Most of all, I like to tell a
story that holds the reader from the beginning until the
end and leaves them feeling nourished.
I hope you enjoy the books – let me know...

Best wishes, Olivia