I write about Gosport because it's a rich seam of gold for storytelling. It's surrounded by sea,an old market town that once had in excess of seventy pubs in the High Street and it's people are gutsy yet caring.I was born here, went to school here and love living here. In the eighteenth century it was written that 'Gosport had little attractiveness, its town containing a full share of Portsmouth's vice and harlots, polluted by the fortunes of sailors'. The munitions factory, now a museum, gave me an idea for writing about the fearless women and men who worked there. The Munitions Girls was born and my lovely readers, without whom I wouldn't exist, liked it so much that The Canary Girls, The Factory Girls and The Gunpowder and Glory Girls followed. Inspiration for my books comes from things that have touched my life, emotions I have experienced. My characters are to me very real people with similar hopes and fears as myself and the people who have touched my life.
Under my name as June Hampson,the Daisy Lane series, also set in Gosport, is available