I live in Rothley, Leicestershire. As well as writing,  I'm happy to have two lovely grandsons, two chickens and a vegetable garden.

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‚Äôs 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.