Born in Carlisle in the footprints of the Romans, Thelma became fascinated by history at an early age. The past as well as the present has always enthralled her, particularly the interweaving of both together. The mixed motives that result in actions for good and harm mean she is always questioning, why? Why mankind does what it does?
Marrying a sailor meant a nomadic lifestyle; something she still embraces. Her occupation has ranged from teaching in Derbyshire, to a steam-engine fireman in Wales, to nursing gunshot wounds in New Zealand; South-West Scotland is her present home.