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 more books with them and I'm really excited about the most recent release - The Christmas Forest. I'm currently working on books five and six, so watch this space...