She has been writing for 10 years and, with her husband Martyn Hobbs, has written numerous courses and other materials for upper Primary, teenage and young adults. When she has time, she is also a teacher trainer for NILE, Norwich.
She and Martyn lived and taught English in Italy for over 10 years, for many years at the University of Florence, and taught children, teens and adults in the UK each summer. Then she returned to the UK to work as an editor of EFL school books. Her special interests are teen development, interactional language and soft skills and the Common European Framework, about which she has written articles.