Born and brought up in working-class London, Bonnie crossed classes when she went to university in the 1970s, eventually gaining a PhD in arts therapies in the 1990s. In the 1980s she crossed the invisible borders from South to North in England, settling eventually in Greater Manchester where she still lives, and travelling annually to New Zealand to be with part of her far-flung family. Bonnie is the author of two books on the arts therapies, having pioneered Dance Movement Psychotherapy in the UK. An escaped academic, she now concentrates on writing novels and short stories. Her blog about becoming an older woman in the UK can be found at https://mamabonnie.wordpress.com/. A Kind of Family is her debut novel.