Alex Browning was incarcerated in a convent boarding school when she was seven as her parents felt it was time for her to learn to read and write. She didn't engage with the real world again until she was 15 - having mastered the two Rs but totally unable to get to grips with arithmetic.
After a stint training horses she moved to London to avoid breaking her neck a second time, but having got a job driving expensive cars in Chelsea she inadvertently parked a Jag in a cellar, requiring heavy lifting equipment and several fire appliances to recover it. Needless to say her neck was never the same again, but the upside was her boss married her.
On marrying for the second time the happy couple decided to move to the sun, and SHOOTING CATERPILLARS IN SPAIN is the true life story of trying to make a living on the Costa del Sol.
Alex now lives in Bath with her partner and has just finished her second book, COUNTING THE CATS IN ZANZIBAR, a thriller set in the magical Georgian city, and based on her discovery of a time capsule basement under their Lansdown house.