It sounds immodest to say so, but I am a prolific bestselling author. My first book was published in 1985 and was an instant bestseller. From then on I wrote a best seller every year for the next 14 years. Some of my novels are family sagas like Hearts and Farthings and its sequel Kisses and Ha’pennies, some are modern stories like Laura’s Way and Maggie’s Boy, some are historical novels set in the 20th ,19th, or 18th century, some are war stories like A Time to Love and Avalanche of Daisies which feature WW1 and WW2.
I reached the top payment level for public lending right with my 4th book and passed the million mark in sales with book number 12. I am now 86, pushing 87 and writing my 30th novel.
I have also written plays for the children I taught during a long teaching career, stories for various magazines and a novella about a conceited cat. Bloomsbury reader and Endeavour Press are currently reissuing my back-list on various e-book sites including Kindle.
I was the winner of the 2014 Blake Society Tithe Grant Award.
I was married for 54 years, had three children and five grandchildren and now has eight great-grandchildren, with another one on the way, and they are the apples of my eye.
I am very approachable and can be contacted by email or found on Twitter or Facebook and I write a weekly blog.