I was born in St Helens, Lancashire, and after studying Architectural Glass at Swansea College of Art, have had a variety of jobs to support my writing habit, including working for a stained glass maker and plumber.
Reluctantly giving up my recent time-consuming but fascinating hobbies of house moving and divorce, I have finally settled down in North Wales, although my only claim to the area is a Welsh grandmother. In fact after several years puzzling over which part of me is Welsh, I've decided it's probably my writing arm.
As well as writing and painting I enjoy working with novelists - whether published or unpublished - through workshops and seminars, and like most authors I'm prepared to talk about myself and my writing methods at the drop of a banknote.
I have had six romantic comedies published to date, the most recent being "Sweet Nothings" now out in paperback.
For years I submitted manuscripts to publishers and received rave rejections, saying they thought my writing was hysterically funny but they just couldn't see quite how to market it...... Then I had the great fortune to be taken on by literary agent, Judith Murdoch, who immediately and unerringly put her finger on the problem.
"Trisha, this romantic comedy hasn't got any romance in it at all," she informed me succinctly.
She was quite right: it hadn't. But it went on to become `Good Husband Material' ,and was followed by `The Urge To Jump' `Every Woman For Herself' , `Singled Out', 'The Generous Gardener' and 'Sweet Nothings'.
'The other good news is that I have a Regency novel, Lord Rayven's Revenge, which will be available at the end of September and - very exciting! - that the paperback of the Generous Gardener will be published in February 2008 by Avon, Harper Collins.'
The greatest asset any writer can have? (Besides a wonderful agent!) Well, the answer has to be good friends, without a doubt.