I was born in Liverpool in 1945, and have lived in my current house, in Lancashire, for the past 40 years. Happily married for 51 years, I spend my time with the people I love, doing the things I love. My husband calls me a butterfly because I flit from one hobby to another. Apart from being a wife for 51 years, mother, and grandmother, I’m also an author, genealogist, amateur artist, a lover of most needle-crafts, and occasional poet. Of the above, my most enduring interest has been writing and I hope to be doing it well into old age. Oops! at over seventy, I guess I’m already well into old age.
I started writing many years ago. In 1985, I produced several short stories, a series of children’s books, and the rough draft of “Tissue of Lies.” which would become my first eBook on Kindle. Between 1985 and 1989, I also encouraged my elderly mother to write her life story while I started on my biography. Owing to my commitment of caring for my elderly parents, I didn’t take my writing too seriously until after they both passed away in 2012.
I self published ‘Tissue of Lies’ in June 2013 and have since designed a new cover for it to coincide with the launch of my co-authored thriller/suspense book ‘Your Last Breath’. My writing partner for this second book is Doug Lafuze. We published this dark serial killer fiction in December 2015. Both of these books will be available in paperback by the middle of August 2017.
I also recently published the Kindle version of my mother’s memoirs ‘The Road From Wigan Pier’. The paperback version of this will also be out in the middle of August. It will be of interest to family historians looking in the Lancashire areas of Liverpool, Pemberton, Winstanley, and Wigan, but it does also mention some events in Manchester, Cambridge, Dunwich, and Talacre, in North Wales.
I am currently working on a third mystery thriller, and also some short stories. Please follow me for more updates.