I was born in East Sussex in 1977 and grew up in a Vicarage as part of a large, spirited family including my late father, who was a very eccentric vicar (Rev John Lambourne). At 18 I left home to study English at Warwick, then moved to Jersey in my twenties and worked as a lawyer for a while. The island has become my home now and I love it here, living by the sea with my husband, kids and cats. Every day the view is different and I try to head up on to the cliffs as often as I can - great for inspiration as well as exercise. Aside from writing and cliff-walks, my favourite things to do are reading, mucking about in the sea with my family and, come December, getting festive and cosy! 

I always thought writing would just be a hobby for me and decided to write Christmas at the Vicarage when my dad was diagnosed with terminal cancer and I wanted to try to keep him alive through one of the characters (Bernie!). I self-published the book and was staggered when Lake Union approached me and offered me a book deal. I've since published three books with them and I'm really excited about the most recent release - Christmas on the Coast. It's my first novel set in Jersey, partly during the Nazi occupation, and it was definitely the most labour intensive in terms of research. I'm currently working on books four and five, so watch this space...