Kay Seeley lives with her husband, Mick. She has two daughters, both married and three grandchildren, all adorable. She has been a writer for several years, having previously worked in various posts in finance, banking, insurance and more recently within the Criminal Justice System. She now writes novels and short stories for Women's Magazines.
The Watercress Girls was inspired by reading about the lives of street sellers in Henry Mayhew's book London Labour and the London Poor. This is a Victorian mystery set in London's East End.
Learning about the history of the Victorian canals inspired The Water Gypsy which is about a girl from the boats. Both novels have been listed as a finalists for The Wishing Shelf Award. Kay's books have been likened to novels by Dilly Court, Catherine Cookson and Barbara Bradford Taylor. Kay is a lover of Books, History and London, together or separate.
Her stories have been short-listed for The Ponsara Prize,the Strictly Writing competition,The Sid Chaplin Short Story Competition,and the Skyros/ Writing Magazine Holiday Competition.
Kay's short stories are available in The Cappuccino Collection. She also undertakes Author Talks and readings.
Kay is a member of The Alliance of Indie Authors. Visit her website www.kayseeleyauthor.com