About the authorMy dream of becoming a writer began when I was six or seven years old back in the mid 1960s. My head was always in an adventure book, especially those by Enid Blyton and Malcolm Saville; I’ve never really left the world of mystery and crime. But, work, marriage and folk music took over and, at the time, I didn’t have the discipline to take writing seriously.
After a particularly debilitating illness later in life, I took a writing course and began to have articles and short stories accepted by national magazines and newspapers. I also entered several writing competitions and was pleased to be placed or highly commended in several; this gave me the confidence to up my game and try my hand at writing a novel.
With the help of a professional editing company, I finished my first full-length novel; a children’s adventure story called The Quest for the Crystal Skulls. That novel came from my love of Native American prophecies and ancient myths and legends. It received some lovely reviews and I’m extremely proud of it.
My love of cosy crime, however, took over. Having read hundreds of cosies over the years, I decided to create my own series and came up with the character of Lord James Harrington, Lord of the Manor and amateur sleuth.
I write simply for the fun of it and launched the books on Kindle to see how Lord James would be received. The feedback I’ve had, both through reviews and personal emails, has been overwhelming. I’m thrilled that others enjoy Lord Harrington’s adventures as much as I love writing them.
My one remaining dream is that a TV producer will pick these mysteries up and decide to adapt them for the small screen. If you are that producer – contact me!