April Taylor (pen name) was born close to the English town of Louth, where the Lincolnshire Uprising against the religious and fiscal tyranny of Henry VIII began in 1536. No wonder then, that she has always been interested in history and the Tudor period in particular. A love of research and order led her to become a chartered information professional.
In May 2014, the first book in The Tudor Enigma series was published by Carina Press. "Court of Conspiracy". Taste of Treason followed in October 2014 and Mantle of Malice in February 2015. The books deal with a "what-if" in England's history. What-if Anne Boleyn had given Henry VIII a son. In this series, Anne's son, Henry IX sits on the throne. Luke Ballard a humble apothecary and elemancer - elemental magician - is tasked with ensuring that any threat to the throne fails.
April also has a contemporary detective, Georgia Pattison, an early-music soprano and plans to publish several stories featuring Georgia in 2015. The introductory novella to the Georgia Pattison Mysteries, "Whistles After Dark" is now available for 99p
April has worked in public, prison and research libraries. She writes mainly crime, but has ventured into non-fiction with "Cutting Through The Academic Crap: An Informal Guide to Writing Your Dissertation and "Internet Research for Fiction Writers"