When Veronica told her careers advisor that she wanted to be a writer or an artist, she was laughed at and told to get a proper job working in a factory or, if she was really lucky, a shop. Determined to prove her wrong, Veronica enrolled at Art College, where she studied for the next five years.
During her final year on an illustration course at Epsom College of Art and Design, she won a prize in a creative writing competition run by The Sunday Times. She secured a job as a trainee journalist and worked her way up through, local, regional and national newspapers.
By the age of 28, she was running an office for a national press agency. Three years later, she’d set up her own company, which she continues to this day, writing real-life features for the national newspapers and magazines. She has been a journalist for 22 years.
Veronica is married and lives with her husband and two children.
Now ghostwriting for HarperCollins, she sincerely hopes that her careers advisor is reading this.