About the Author
Author of four murder mystery series, featuring Den Cooper, Devon police detective, Drew Slocombe, Undertaker; Thea Osborne, house sitter in the Cotswolds and now Persimmon Brown, Lake District florist. Also "ghost writer" of the novels based on the ITV series Rosemary and Thyme.
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Some Personal Stuff
I grew up on farms, first in Cheshire, then in Devon. It was a childhood full of powerful elemental experiences. Cruelty, death, frustration alternated with idyllic summer days, the teamwork of the harvest, the delight of the young animals. No two days were quite the same. Some of these memories have found their way into A Dirty Death, my first novel.
I now live in rural Herefordshire, on a smallholding situated close to the beautiful Black Mountains. I have Cotswold sheep and two elderly dogs - the pigs I enjoyed so much are all gone now, leaving rather a gap. Their paddock is slowly being transformed into a wild garden, with trees, pond and lots of bamboo. Evenings are spent spinning, knitting and weaving, and commissions will be taken for big warm pure wool throws and blankets. Recently I've added alpaca to the stock of fleece, which makes gorgeous baby blankets.
**SPECIAL FORTHCOMING EVENT
April 30th and May 1st.
The Evesham Hotel. A whole-day writing workshop, as well as talks and meals in the hotel.
Participants can choose from a range of options, from a luxury two-day holiday to pick-and-mix involvement, with prices to be charged as appropriate. Serious aspiring writers will find a lot of help and encouragement, while beginners will be encouraged and helped with the basics.
All information from www.AsparaWritingFestival.co.uk