Heather MacQuarrie lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland and also spends a good part of her time on the Algarve coast in Portugal. Having spent over thirty years working as a schoolteacher, she is now relishing the opportunity to channel her creativity in exciting new directions. Since 2013 she has written four novels of contemporary fiction,the first three being 'A Voice from the Past', 'In the Greater Scheme of Things' and 'Blood is Thicker'. Whilst they can all be read separately as free-standing novels, the three books are linked, forming a trilogy. The same characters feature throughout in a story of romance, mystery and intrigue. A fourth novel, 'Broken Cups', was published in 2016 and the sequel, 'Double Cheque' is due for release very soon. Heather has chosen to self-publish under the Matador imprint with Troubador Publishing Ltd because she loves the freedom of being in total control of the whole process and having the final say about the presentation of the finished book. Family is important to Heather. She is happily married to Ross and has two sons and two grandchildren. Visit her own website for more information about Heather and her books - www.heathermacquarrie.com or follow her on Facebook (heather.macquarrie.novelist) or on Twitter (h_macq_novelist).