I was born in London in 1962. I have a sister and two brothers. I’m the oldest and the shortest! In 1962 there were still blue police boxes about – like in Doctor Who – and my Dad rushed into one of them (and got in trouble for doing so) to call for help because The Baby (me) was on its way.
I always loved books and writing stories as well as adventures and travelling. At 18 (having never even been out of the UK before) I set off by myself for the USA and travelled round America and Canada on a bus before becoming an exchange student at Kutztown, Pennsylvania.
I trained to teach children with learning difficulties and taught in the UK for a few years before heading off to teach in Singapore. While I was a student I also worked on a kibbutz in Israel (until I was given the sack.).
I like writing books as Megan Rix as I intend them to all be based around animals. I’ve also written a series of books about a witchling called Bella Donna for Piccadilly Press as Ruth Symes and I’m currently writing a series called The Secret Animal Society under the name Ruth Symes.
My first children’s book written as Megan Rix: ‘The Great Escape‘ was published in 2012.
I now have 2 dogs, both golden retrievers: Traffy (short for Trafford) who’s the puppy in my memoir and Bella (named after my Bella Donna series) who doesn’t have a book about her yet – but probably will soon (she does have her own Twitter page and website.)