I've been writing stories about travel since I was about seven. They usually involved a girl called Jem (an excellent 1980s name) travelling to Los Angeles to find her long-lost twin. While I like to think I've moved on, I still enjoy writing about California (which I get to do a lot of in this job). After completing my degree at Trinity College, Dublin, I took a post-grad course in Magazine Journalism from the London College of Fashion, and the rest is history. I worked as a magazine journalist in London for nearly 15 years, before relocating to Cheltenham and eventually finding my way to A&K's door.
What's your favourite destination?
Palm Springs, California
Which destination is top of your bucket list, and why?
My bucket list is getting ridiculously long. Just today, I added Scottsdale, Arizona to my list
How many languages do you speak?
Two (one is Latin, more useful than you'd think)
Which five items do you always pack when travelling?
Phone, charger, passport, credit card and dental floss
What's your top travel tip?
Do as much research into your destination as possible