This is the story of me, Robyn Bateman (nee Slingsby) and don’t worry, it’s the shortened version.
I’m a former journalist turned blogger and communications bod. I’m mum to Irish twins which, roughly translated, means I never sit down and get biscuits smashed into my head on an all too regular basis. I play netball, blog (obviously) and have the first draft of a novel sitting on my hard drive which will never, ever get published (not because it’s rude, it’s just crap). I love taking my dog Ralphie for walkies (see above), eating out (or in) and experimenting (badly) in the kitchen. I LOVE reading! Oh, and if the world’s supply of mascara ever dried up I would never again leave the house. I’m a listaholic too, although my husband’s trying to wean me (unsuccessfully) off these, and after all of the above I occasionally find time to shower.
…I have an unhealthy obsession with crime fiction. Jessica Fletcher for Prime Minister!!! Murder She Wrote is my absolute fave (I own series 1 to 9 boxsets, only three more to collect) and I’m partial to a spot of Miss Marple, Poirot, Columbo and Perry Mason. You see a theme here? My ideal career would be an armchair sleuth, closely followed by FBI agent and option number three would be to run a bookshop-come-tearoom by the sea.