Rebecca Jenkins wishes she lived with cats, but doesn't. She lives in spectacular Teesdale but doesn't go for walks as often as she should. She likes to write about anything that interests her - from 19th century theatre to Edwardian Olympics, through crime and theology in between. An addiction to collecting 19th century books led to her F R Jarrett mystery series, set in the early 1800s in the north east of England. A fascination with the origins of celebrity culture evolved into her biographical portrait of nineteenth-century actress, Fanny Kemble: The Reluctant Celebrity. Her account of The First London Olympics, 1908 has been acclaimed as the definitive social and sporting history of the event, illustrating the moment when American sporting science transformed the amateurism of the early modern Olympic movement. She has an alter-ego as Martha Ockley, author of the Faith Morgan mysteries. Find out more at www.rebeccajenkins.com.