I have been a published writer since I sold my first short story to Pony Annual in my teens.
My specialist genres are historical fiction and local history. My stories are inspired by the local history of Lancashire and the North West. I spend a lot of my time researching and, as well as discovering forgotten facts from old books, this includes many visits to castles, old houses and sites of historical interest. A particular interest of mine is the history of the de Lacy family, who feature in some of my novels.
I have written three local interest books:
A fourth local interest book, Lancashire Traditions, is due to be published by Sigma Press in 2016.
My first historical novel The de Lacy Inheritance was published by Myrmidon Books in June 2010 and has been followed by:
Thank you for the feedback from Elizabeth. Please thank her for all her comments, critiquing and suggestions.Fiona Speirs, West Midlands - 03/03/2016
Thank you for the feedback. It has helped a great deal. [Mini critique of first chapters from a novel draft.]Doreen Thatcher, Oxfordshire - 15/03/2016