ue McDonagh’s career as a policewoman for Essex Police was cut short when she was diagnosed at the age of 24 with ovarian cancer. After a successful recovery and a stint working as a Press Officer she moved to Wales. In Wales her love of art evolved into a full-time occupation and she made a living teaching and sketching portraits at shows. She now works exclusively to commissions from her art gallery. In 2009 she learned to ride a motorbike, and now helps run Curvy Riders, a national, women only, motorbike club. Her joy of motorbikes and her love of writing inspired her to write the Art Café series. Sue, granny of two little girls and proud mum of two stepsons, lives a mile from the sea in Wales. She can often be found with her border terrier, Scribbles, at her art gallery.