Lesley's novel, a historical crime thriller, "Wayland's Revenge" is available for pre-orderNOW! Set in 17th century England, it features ex-soldier and blacksmith Wayland. Seeking revenge for the brutal murder of his wife, he and canny Welsh baker Alun are swept up into the vicious siege of Colchester. Can they survive - and find the killer before he strikes again?
Lesley Lodge now lives on a smallholding bafflingly close to Luton after many years working on regeneration projects in south London. She grew up in the New Forest with holiday jobs in a racing stable and on a palomino stud farm. Her long-time ride is Freddie, a hairy bay cob mare with a moustache.
Lesley has had several short stories published. Blues to Orange, about a farmer ruined by the foot and mouth outbreak, was a Luton Literary Prize Winner and published in Junction 10, a collection of short stories. She has twice been a Runner-up Prizewinner in the annual British National Short Screenplay Competition and is a past Time Out and Jim Beam Whiskey Cult Film Buff of the Year.
Lesley is always looking for new stories about horses in film or TV - you can contact her through her website: www.lesleylodge.co.uk (PHOTO with book is courtesy of Premier Newspapers.)