Before I Started Writing Paranormal Romance Books. . .
I was born and raised in Sighthill, Edinburgh, along with my sister Morag and my brothers Mark and Harry. We were a tight, close-knit family and I had a wonderful childhood growing up in Scotland’s picturesque capital. I have had the fortune of growing up with some amazing friends and family, and I love naming characters in my novels after them, as a little way of saying thank you.
My grandfather was German, whilst my grandmother was of Italian descent, so although I’m a proud Edinburger, I’m a bit of a mixed breed, rather like the characters in my novels! My parents Harry and Mary Bocker, were magnificent people and when they passed away, my first substantial piece of writing was a way of dealing with my loss.
Writing was a liberating experience for me, and allowed me to cherish the memories of my parents and relive their experiences of world war two and of 1950s Leith, Edinburgh. My first book, Cathedral City was dedicated to my parents and allowed me to celebrate their lives in print.
My biggest passion is reading and writing and although my life is hectic, I always make time to settle down with a good book. I try to write as much as possible, and the positive encouragement of my friends, family and readers really assists me as I let my imagination run wild. My first novel, Cathedral City, was semi-biographical and historical but I love the escapism in writing fantasy. I am fascinated by what may lie outside of this world and and the possibilities of other worlds interacting with ours. Hopefully you do too, and if you have any comments or suggestions for future works, I’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch, if you would like more information about my paranormal romance books.
A Little About Me
I am married to Paul who is my best friend and my rock. I met him at primary school and we have raised three lovely sons. We now also have a wonderful daughter in law, who is now part of the family.
In my spare time, I love travelling and have visited a number of countries all over Europe. I have a particular affinity for the USA and have explored a number of states including; Alaska, Florida, New York, California, Mississippi, Arizona and Nevada.