I lived in Trinidad and Kuwait as a teenager, as dad was a contract engineer. When we settled back in the UK, I went to technical college and got my secretarial/accounting certificates, leading to 20 years work in the City. Then at 37 I decided to have a baby and start a dating agency to run from home. Later, we emigrated to Spain and set up a boarding cattery and I worked on newspapers too. Now, I am retired and concentrating on writing. There is a lot to learn.