I was born in Leicester, England, and lived in our cobbler’s shop with my parents and sister. It was an old house and most definitely haunted, but I didn’t find out until I left that my great uncle had hung himself in the living room! But I think our ghost might have been older than that. It was built on the site of the old Roman cemetery, and the land had been constantly inhabited, being in the centre of town.
Then, when the council bought the house from us to build a road, my grandfather retired and my father went and worked for the Post Office. My mother was a sample machinist- that is, she worked with designers on the prototypes (models or samples) of garments. So I was very well dressed! We bought a relatively modern house in the country, and my mother was blissfully happy. It’s all very well living in a large old house, but it’s a dreadful task to keep it clean and warm!My mothers side of the family are Romany gypsies, although sadly we havent any of the old trailers that are so astonishingly beautiful.
I was taught to read the Tarot cards, and I usually use two packs- the Rider pack for simple readings and the Crowley Thoth pack for the complex stuff.Ive always had an interest in the paranormal and its been a delight to be able to put some of this into my novels.