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This is me!

I always have been a storyteller and writer, and now I am a full-time writer.

I was born and brought up in Cambridge; we were a ‘town’ family, not ‘gown.’ When I say I come from Cambridge, many think I must be posh or superior… no, my parents were ordinary working people, as were their parents before them! I spent most of my life in Manchester, a great city which I love to return to.  I now live in a small Somerset village; we are about 300 yards from the sea, and about three inches above it!

Most of my working life I was a teacher and met  many amazing young people, and had many dedicated and brilliant colleagues. I taught in Manchester, Oldham, and Weston-super-Mare; I taught English as a second language, and then I taught in pupil referral units, for young people not in school … I loved it… but now I work full-time as a writer.

WordPress and me

In this blog I write about writing, how I do it, why I do it and what I do. However, I also write about other things too…  what I have been doing and where I have been, I write about books, cooking  and food,  pubs and pints, places, and what music I listen to and bands I go to see…

My writing

Writing is my passion and that is what I do every day, from the moment I get up till late at night! I have always written and have twelve novels which are published as e-books on Amazon. I’ve also written three  novels to encourage reluctant readers and am working on two new novels. My Radwinter series of four novels, will become a quintet when I publish the next book in the winter of this year, 2016.

My e-books are available on Amazon and you can read them on most e-readers, and iphones or download the Kindle app from Amazon; You can find my books here:

  • Flipside
  • Loving Judah

The Easthope novels:

  • Farholm
  • The Stalking of Rosa Czekov
  • night vision
  • The Double Act
  • Lucky Portbraddon

The Radwinter novels:

  • Radwinter
  • Magick
  • Raddy and Syl
  • Beyond Hope
  • Earthquake (winter 2016)



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  2. Barbara Backer-Gray

    Hi Lois, thanks for the follow!

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  7. Hi Lois,



    Les Bacon
    01444 451233

    Haywards Heath,

    West Sussex

    • Hi Les, I have sent a message to Andrew, and also messaged him on FaceBook… I guess he will be in touch with you tomorrow!

      • Hi Lois,
        Andrew couldn’t wait – he phoned me this morning.
        I suppose there was much to catch-up on in 47 years !

        Many thanks for your intervention.


        Les Bacon

      • great! I spoke to him this morning – he had tried to ring you but you were engaged! Glad you got back in touch!

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  10. Dear Lois,
    I hope you don’t mind that have nominated you and your blog for the Dragon Loyalty Award as a way of thanking you for your lovely blog and for your encouraging comments.
    If you’d like to participate you can pick up your badge and information/rules on how to pass on the award at
    All the best,

  11. Congratulations, Lois! I gave you an award nomination on my post for the Most Influential Blogger award! I hope you will check it out, along with the one who nominated me. The rules are on her blog, since I tend to accept the awards by spreading it around (but not posting the rules nor the picture of the award, usually!) Smiles, Robin

  12. Hi Lois, Thanks for the follow. Am enjoying having a look around your blog, you’ve got a wonderful range of stuff! It’s fascinating reading your family history. I hope you achieve your wish to make it to Tassie yourself some day, it’s well worth it. Fiona

    • Just seen your comment, Fiona! Thanks… It is my dream to visit… not just for the family connections but because it looks such an interesting and intriguing place – and it has pick-your-own olives!!

  13. I am delighted to discover your website – we are distantly connected, and I am Sydney Schiff’s second cousin (my mother is a Schiff). I would be interested to make contact as I am writing about the Schiff family – and I live not far away near Exeter.

  14. 🙂 It’s always a story inviting a successful self-publishing author, but would you like to submit something to P’kaboo? Your short-story was pretty good, and we’re gearing up, looking for more authors.

  15. Hi, Lois, thanks for following my former account. I am now at this location:

  16. Lois
    Are you aware of the impending auction of paintings of Samuel and Rosetta Moses…check out this:
    Having seen your connection with these people I thought you may be interested.
    James Gibson
    (ex Hobart)

  17. Amanda Sebestyen

    Dear Lois, I can tell you a lot more about Laurence Bisson.
    I have just been given a big collection of his papers, and I am looking for the best library to house them (Oxford, Belfast or perhaps the Institut Francais).
    Professor Bisson was the tutor of my mother’s oldest friend, Philip Boyd, who died this week after a long illness. Laurence was married to Isabel, who Philip and his wife looked after in her old age. They later lived in the Bissons’ house in Stratton Audley. Philip was married to my godmother – my mother’s best friend – that is how we all come to be connected.
    The Bisson papers include his articles and manuscripts, papers going back as far as his school reports in Jersey, and collections of amazing interwar French magazines and theatre programmes. They were all filed carefully in a cupboard.
    If you live in London or come here often, you would be very welcome to see the papers before I find them a permanent home.
    All the best, Amanda Sebestyen

    • Thank you, what a kind and generous offer… Unfortunately I live in the west country and rarely visit London. I hope you find the right place for his archive, he deserves to have his papers properly housed and taken care of. Thanks so much for your comment.

  18. Great blog, I will reading with interest🙂 x


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