Hi, my name is Wendy Unsworth. I have written two novels as well as a series of chapter books for children. At present I am working on the third book in the Berriwood Series, a stand-alone psychological thriller, and a new children’s book.
I was born in Lincolnshire on the east coast of England but have been lucky enough to call several places home, including Ndola in northern Zambia, Nairobi in Kenya and the beautiful Alentejo region of Portugal. After thirteen years in Africa I returned to England and settled into an eighteenth century Cornish cottage with my family, including a cat called Duma and an Old English Sheepdog called Rafiki – both named with our love of Africa in mind!
Like most authors, I have a lifelong love of books and reading and was writing articles and short stories long before my first full length novel was published.
The purpose of this site is to showcase my books, the work of the wonderful authors I am reading or have read, and also to feature posts and articles from some of the many bloggers who write and publish with such energy and generosity. Whether their own craft is writing itself or the myriad other skills that are required during the process of nurturing a manuscript, ushering it into an unsuspecting world and encouraging it to grow, I thank them. They bring their expertise, an opportunity to ask questions and debate, and often, just when it is needed most, some humour into a writer’s day.
Helping me in my own endeavour is Cleopatra, who I adopted at the ripe old age of about five weeks. Cleo knows nothing of the writing world but already she is showing a willingness to learn by walking across my keyboard and stalking my fingers as I attempt to find the right words. When Cleo is not writing she likes to chase a fabric ball or work on her masterclass which is in the art of snoozing…