Retired journalist, freelance copywriter and copy editor Lesley Tither writes under various pen names for different genres. Already well known for travel memoirs as Tottie Limejuice, Lesley also writes crime fiction under the name L M Krier.
The crime books are the Ted Darling crime series. There are currently nine books in the series: The First Time Ever, Baby's Got Blue Eyes, Two Little Boys, When I'm Old and Grey, Shut Up and Drive, Only the Lonely, Wild Thing, Walk On By and Preacher Man. Look out for more books in the crime series to come.
Writing as Tottie Limejuice, Lesley has published six books in the Sell the Pig memoir series: Sell the Pig, Is That Billing Lump?, Mother Was It Worth It?' Biff the Useless Mention, Angling Bumateurs, and Trot On!
She also writes humour as Tottie Limejuice: Hobbit House in Italy, and No Girl on this Train, jointly written with Kate Pill.
Lesley also writes children's fiction with a crime twist as L M Kay: The Dog with the Golden Eyes.
Lesley also writes under the collective pen name of Jilli Lime-Holt, together with authors Jill Pennington and Janet Holt. Their first joint book, Take Three Birds, was published in December 2014.
Lesley is a former journalist, working as both a criminal court and coroner's court reporter. She also worked as a case tracker for the Crown Prosecution Service, and for a firm investigating irregularities in offshore finance. Her other jobs have included owning and running a holiday riding centre and acting as a 'charity mugger', lying in wait to sign up shoppers for a wildlife charity.
Lesley's interests centre around nature and wildlife and encompass dogs, wild camping and organic gardening. She lives in the Auvergne region of Central France and holds dual French/British nationality. Her current dogs are two rescued border collies.
Want to chat with Lesley? You'll find a Tottie Limejuice Chat Group on Facebook, with lots of photos of the Auvergne.