I live in Rothley, Leicestershire. I write novels and poetry, and I'm very involved in keeping Rothley Community Library open.

I'm also mentoring writers - and loving it. If you're interested, get in touch. I'm available for talks, readings and workshops. To find out more, contact  me.

Maxine’s gentle but challenging approach gives groups here at Leicester Libraries the confidence to use their voices, written and spoken. We appreciate her wisdom and kindness and her warmth.”  Alison Dunne, The Book Doctor.

Photo by Pamela Raith.