Marie Jones

My passion for writing and creating stories began from a young age, where I loved nothing more than writing stories into my special A4 lined book.  I remember my english teacher reading out one of my stories to the whole class and encouraging me to keep writing. Later on in life, I went on to study creative writing at night college and published my first novel, Into The Shadows, which was well received.  My favourite place to write is in my lounge when the house is quiet (though have learnt to write around noise!). I have always been an avid reader from the first moment I could read, and any book that grips me will always pull me in.

Around writing and family life, I also work part time as a Teaching Assistant at a local primary school, every day encouraging the budding talent of our future writers.  I’m married and we have two gorgeous but loud children. I’m loving being in my 40s!

My other passions include photography and travelling (which inspires my writing). I’m also one of those keep fit enthusiasts and love raising money for charities through My Peak Challenge, a charity I’m honoured to be an ambassador for.  I also madly take on runs for charity and recently climbed my first munro mountain in Scotland. I’ve been fortunate enough to visit many countries around the world, yet Scotland still remains one of my all time favourite.  Wherever I am, everyday men and women with all their amazing complexities always fascinate and inspire me.