I was born slightly too long ago in the UK. We had a dilapidated cottage, dogs and cats, and a lot of books.
I now live in Australia in a disorganised bungalow, with my husband and a large number of rats. There are still a lot of books.
When not writing I have an alternative life as an academic wrangling climate change, mud and fossils, and when not doing that, I am trying to breed a robust and healthy pet rat.