I devote most of my time to writing erotic romances - mostly in novella length (around 30,000 words, or the equivalent of 120 pages in a paperback) - although I've written historical fiction in the past, and may return to this again soon.
The settings for my stories are usually in English country villages or in international City Law Firms. My audience is always set at over-18s.
I first started writing when I was eight years old, encouraged by my schoolteacher. I remember writing two long stories in that year: one about a spacewoman (that's a lady astronaut in today's parlance) and another about a girl stranded on a desert island. I wrote two pages (both sides of one sheet) every day, and they were circulated as a serial round the class. Both stories ran to around 16 episodes! Then, moving into puberty, I began experimenting with more "adult" subjects which got me into trouble with my headmaster. So I gave it a rest for a few years....
Other personal stuff: I'm married with two children and have grandchildren (which I don't see often enough). I've worked in several European countries, first as a secretary and then as an executive assistant, before settling in Surrey, England; for many years I was the director of administration at the London office of a large US law firm.
See my blog at www.rachelcray.com - regularly updated with discussion about the genre in which I write (erotic romance).
I also write in the field of fetish erotica (from the male point-of-view) as C.P. Waterman. This may not be to everyone's taste, but I like a little variety in my writing. Visit http://waterlines-stories.blogspot.co.uk/ ...but be prepared to be shocked.