Read my first historical novels as a schoolgirl (Jean Plaidy) and have loved them ever since hiding a well thumbed copy of “Forever Amber” from our disapproving teacher. I’m also a would-be author, having just completed my first full length novel and hoping to find an agent. I live in a Victorian cottage on the edge of England’s Derbyshire Dales. I have the pleasure of working in a beautiful country park where my office adjoins the haunted ruins of a 12th century abbey. Gothic huh?