First time British Author of 'The Luminara Series' was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. As a young child her family moved and raised her in Lanarkshire, Scotland where she currently resides with her husband, two daughters and her energetic, hyperactive loving gun dog that is utterly spoiled.
SJ is a qualified Fitness Instructor and Health & Fitness Motivator of various fitness styles and disciplines. Music and dance aerobics have always been a pleasure for her and she's often found making up dance style routines at any hour of the day when a move comes to her or piece of music moves her. She's currently not teaching classes, focusing her time into nurturing her yearning passion for creative writing, exchanging one visualisation for another.
As a child, SJ loved to write in journals and make up short stories and has a flare for all things creative. With an overactive imagination at times, SJ adores to make notes, visualising scenes, settings and new characters.
While on holiday with her family one summer reading book after book, she had a flash of inspiration and has had various ideas whirling around in her mind ever since. It was not until she pulled back on teaching classes that she found the courage, time and insight to actually bring these ideas to life.
In February 2013 she decided to bring that imagination to light by beginning her writing journey with 'Lussuria' the first instalment in 'The Luminara Series' available from late October 2013.
Being a self-confessed book junkie, she loves nothing better than to get lost in an emotional and moving book. A true romantic at heart, her guilty pleasure is reading heart-warming, passionate stories and falling in love with her favourite fictional characters.
With four books already mapped out in 'The Luminara Series', SJ's busy creative mind has already planned two more stories, both stand alone novels and very different in their own right.
When she's not writing or reading, spending time with family and friends and walking her dog, SJ loves all things practical and creative. Dancing, music, cooking, travelling, and art are her favourite past times.