Portrait of Jane Austen
Jane Austen

Jane Austen’s first book, “Lady Susan” was probably written before she was thirty, though it wasn’t published until 1871. I’m no Jane Austen, I’m a little over thirty, and my Susan was definitely no lady. I also write non-fiction rather than novels. But I can still aspire to write like Jane Austen one day.

At the moment I’m busy doing the research for my next book. It’s another historical biography, but this time it concerns two very different women whose lives became intertwined in a drama that took place in Perth. I’m looking forward to being able to do some “on the ground” research this time without having to fly anywhere.

Aspirations of a first-time author