Here's a fun story for you; when I was younger, I spent a lot of my weekends with my Nana, and one time - I was probably about 7 or 8 - we bumped into some of her friends, who asked me what I was going to be when I grew up (isn't that just the standard question for strangers to ask when you're a kid?) and without giving me chance to breathe, my Nana replied "she's going to be a writer". Even at a young age, my family knew I was going to be a writer. My love for telling stories began before I was properly able to read, and has continued to grow.
For many years, I was always adamant that writing would remain a hobby. However, following redundancy in 2008, I kind of fell into freelance work and it all snowballed from there, into the career I have today and I couldn't be happier.
My five years working on the website for Howarth Timber & Building Supplies was an enormous learning curve for me.