After a varied career, Avril worked for many years in management within the charitable sector, with WRVS, NHS (Macmillan Cancer Support) and with Crossroads Caring for Carers. She studied at Lampeter University. Diverted Traffic is her first novel although Avril has been writing poems and short stories most of her life. Both her working life and her personal life reflect her interests and values of human rights, with memberships of Soroptimist International and Amnesty International. As part of Girlguiding UK and Trefoil Guild UK, Avril is a County Vice President of Girlguiding and a trustee of the Annie Unwin Trust. Avril is also a founder member of the Free to Live Trust, a charity working with victims of Human Trafficking. You can read all about her work in India on the Trust website www.freetolivetrust.org.