tonibigpicAbout Toni

I was born and brought up in God's chosen country, Tyneside; a region in the north east of England, about 70 miles from the English/Scottish border. After school I left the freezing tundra of the north east and went to Bristol University, where I pretended to study law and generally had a whale of a time. From there I settled in London and had an even more uproarious time, pretending to work in Human Resource and Training stuff. It was during this time that I met my future husband, who would probably like to remain anonymous (Mark). We eventually married, (she says, skipping boring and sappy details) and my States-side adventures began.

After a brief stint in Dallas, we moved to Chicago where we had three Yankee-Brit children and acquired a dog along the way. My days were spent writing for US/UK web sites, writing books and, of course, fighting a losing battle with the laundry pile. After 27 years in the States, we said goodbye to our wonderful American friends and took the gargantuan step of moving back to England. The re-entry has been interesting and amusing, and has given me even more fodder for writing.