I write in two genres, contemporary romance and psychological thriller and, according to one reviewer, I make an excellent psychopath. I’m not sure whether this is a good thing but the book did get an excellent review.

I have a bit of a penchant for men in uniform, having been rescued by one such white-knight-in-blue when my car self-combusted on the motorway. He followed me along the hard shoulder, blue lights flashing, as I raced towards the emergency phone. I was wearing leggings and a leotard at the time. His expression was mildly bemused as he approached me. Can’t think why.

I must admit I’m a bit accident prone, which might make you wonder why I would decide to leap out of an airplane from 20,000 ft (it was for charity I hasten to add). On landing, my tandem buddy asked for a kiss. He got a very snotty one. No one told me about the effects of rapid air flow.

On the subject of accident proneness, I once broke my ankle and couldn’t drive so went to work on the bus. I fell off it.

I also fell off the back of a boat. My partner didn’t notice I’d gone.

I was terrified of spiders. I once moved and rented my house out because they were just way too big. Realising this might have been a little extreme, I took a cognitive therapy course, where I threatened to jump out of the window if they brought a ‘harmless’ eight legged friend near me (we were three stories up). I ended up feeling terrified for the little fellow in case he fell off my hand – and went on to make the acquaintance of a tarantula.

On the ‘Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway’ theory, I finally plucked up courage to go to university and study for my MA in creative writing. I passed. It only took me half a lifetime.

My geography gene is deficient. I have no navigational skills whatsoever and I’m not worried about admitting it anymore. Thank goodness for satnav – apart from when it tells you to take the third exit at the island … when you’re travelling on the motorway.

I might not know my way around the roads, but I do know my way around a boat engine. If your fan belt needs changing, I’m your girl.

I foster dogs with disabilities and end up keeping them.

Sheryl Browne brings you edgy, sexy contemporary fiction and psychological thrillers.

Sheryl Browne

Sheryl Browne

A member of the Crime Writers’ Association, Romantic Novelists’ Association and awarded a Red Ribbon by The Wishing Shelf Book Awards, Sheryl has several books published and two short stories in Birmingham City University anthologies, where she completed her MA in Creative Writing.

Recommended to the publisher by the WH Smith Travel fiction buyer, Sheryl’s contemporary fiction comes to you from multi-award winning Choc Lit.