A warm welcome to my Amazon Author Page.
I've always enjoyed reading, English was my favourite (and strongest) subject at school, and my favourite jobs have always been ones that have involved writing. Yet I'd never considered writing as a career until a former manager kept telling me that my business reports read more like stories and that I should write a book. Great idea but what would I write about? I racked my brains but the well of plot ideas was completely empty. Then something happened in my personal life that prompted the premise for my debut novel, Searching for Steven. It was as though the creativity dam had just been unblocked because, when I put fingers to keyboard, the ideas kept flowing and I soon realised I had a trilogy and a novella on my hands.
I was born in Teesside but now live on the stunning North Yorkshire Coast which has inspired the creation of the fictional seaside town of Whitsborough Bay where I set all of my books. I live with my husband, daughter, cat, Sprocker Spaniel, and an ever-growing collection of collectible teddy bears. Although if the dog has her way, the collection will be reduced to a pile of stuffing and chewed limbs!
The dream is to be able to write full-time one day but, until then, I try to balance my time – usually unsuccessfully – between being an HR tutor, studying a Masters, and writing. The ideas keep flowing and I'm currently working on six new books which I hope to finish and release over the next couple of years.
You can find out more and follow my blog at www.jessicaredland.com