About

I have enjoyed writing all my life. Both my fiction and non-fiction books contain medical themes, reflecting my first career as a doctor in England. My clinical and research work focused on the psychiatric aspects of medical illness and in 1991 I was appointed Consultant in Psychological Medicine at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford. I developed an interest in natural approaches to healing and, after moving to my husband’s native country of New Zealand in 2000, qualified in the use of the Bach flower remedies and ran a client practice for the next ten years. Now I spend most of my time writing books and blog posts on diverse topics, alongside other activities of animal welfare work and choral singing.

My first book An Outline of Modern Psychiatry, published under my former name of Jennifer Hughes, came out in 1982 and there were four further editions. I then wrote and edited other medical books for academic publishers in the UK. Now I have become an indie author, self-publishing both novels and non-fiction books. More details can be found on my Amazon and Smashwords author pages. To receive occasional updates about future publications and special offers, please sign up through this link: http://eepurl.com/325yj.