After studying politics at the University of Wales (Swansea), Gillian worked in the House of Commons as a researcher, and feature writer on the House magazine. She then moved to BBC radio 2 to work on current affairs programmes. A particularly enjoyable stint as a producer/presenter of travel programmes for R4 and R5 Live followed, before she left radio for a spell in tv production.      

She returned to her first love of writing a few years’ ago and has produced features for a range of UK newspapers and magazines, including the Daily Mail and Daily Express. For a while she was based in the UAE, writing for Gulf News. 

Wearing her author hat, Gillian’s penned Hidden Suffolk; The Essential Guide to Arthritis; My Dog has Arthritis but lives life to the full; My Cat has Arthritis but lives life to the full; My Dog has epilepsy but lives life to the full. (clearly there’s a theme developing here).

Switching to illustrated fiction, she’s now exploring the idea that by releasing our inner cat, us humans have a fighting chance of putting failure behind us. More will be revealed after publication in early ’23.

Based in south-west London, Gillian spends as much time as she can in the company of gorgeous dogs and cats…not necessarily her own. As a pet-butler of sorts, she’s learned a very important lesson: our four-legged friends are definitely our masters. 

She also likes messing about on boats and supporting the arts.   

Here’s a bit of her inside story….