I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember – taking great pride in the ‘compositions’ I wrote in junior school. As a teenager, I completed my first novel, called Born on the Wind – way ahead of its time, sadly. Set in Somerset in 1909. Beautiful orphaned teenager Queenie is sent to live with uncaring guardians. Falls for a handsome poet old enough to be her father. Bewitches all the boys around her, but her heart is already lost. Everyone is afraid of her strange powers. And it all ends in tears.
I steered clear of historical fiction after that, and eventually wrote my crime thriller The Price of Silence, which I published as a Kindle e-book in 2011. I moved from Hertfordshire to Somerset in 2012, and have just completed my second crime thriller – also featuring Detective Inspector Jeff Lincoln – The Shame of Innocence.
As a one-time librarian, I have always loved books, and have the groaning bookshelves to prove it.