This picture of me with the somewhat surprising hair (long story) at the Society of Editors’ Regional Press Awards in London. I’m a finalist in the Columnist of the Year section for my regular piece in our local newspaper The Moorlander. With me is the editor, Stuart Clarke.
I began writing at the age of 19 as a regional journalist in the Midlands and, over 40+ years, have written for newspapers, magazines, radio and television as well as blogging both for myself and for The Huffington Post. You can read my article Happy to be a Heretic here.
I also write regularly for Unity Magazine, specialising in the metaphysics of the Bible. Summer 2019’s article in Unity Magazine is about the importance of being able to say “no.”.
In the 1980s I was breakfast news writer and newsreader at two independent local radio stations and then a BBC Breakfast Presenter for BBC Radio WM.
From there, I moved to becoming a writer and producer for BBC and ITV Daytime TV programmes including the famed Pebble Mill at One.
Two Independent Television documentaries later, I moved on to becoming the relationships writer for Bella magazine while also writing for Woman, Living and Take a Break and writing human interest and travel articles for The Sunday Telegraph and The Independent.
For the last 20 years, I have worked primarily as an author with Time Warner, O Books and Axis Mundi and as an editor, as part of my husband’s company Tree of Life Publishing.
My first, ever, book was China By Rail, which followed six summers of travelling around China with my father, Patrick Whitehouse, the renouned railway author and preservationist. On this occasion, he took the photographs and I wrote the book.
Here’s a montage of some of my books. On my Facebook page, here, you can read the first chapters for free.
My Amazon author page is here.