About

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.

imageI 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…

The art of relaxation!

The art of relaxation!

 

 

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31 thoughts on “About

  1. Léa

    Cleo is lovely and just the right sort. My own two divas are Colette and Simone. Colette was six months old when she rescued me at the SPA while Simone was three years when she joined in the rescue efforts three months later.

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    1. wendyunsworth Post author

      Thank you Léa! Cleo is six months old now and quite a bit bigger than the picture. I must add a few updates, perhaps at Christmas. I just went back to your site to see if I could see your two little ladies but couldn’t find a picture -love you quotes, though!

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      1. Léa

        She is lovely and will be a lot of help. No, I don’t have any photos of the divas on that blog nor even on the other one just yet. There is a cat photo on the other blog along with one of my cat poems. I’m glad if you enjoy some of the quotes as I really enjoy them myself.

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  2. Kev

    Fabulous introduction, Wendy… Loving Cleopatra… Way too cute though, and that spells trouble! 😀 My too little boys, Aragorn & Rico would be furry jealous. 😁

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    1. wendyunsworth Post author

      Cleo is 8 months old now – I must update her picture too! She has caused quite some destruction through her early months, broken ornaments, chewed wires etc but as you say somadorable that she is always forgiven! Yours sound like big boys – great names!

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      1. Kev

        I knew it! Devil in disguise and all that. We had ours from tinsy winsy as well. Aragorn has broken endless vases to wifey’s dismay (grin) But daddy always came to the rescue with loves and cuddles during and after the initial panic sessions. I wouldn’t have had it any other way. 😀

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  3. Keith Hirshland

    Wendy,

    Thanks for following my blog, Covermeboys.wordpress.com I recently published my second book and first novel. It’s titled Big Flies and I’d love to get you a copy. Thanks again and I look forward to reading your blog and books.

    Best,
    Keith

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    1. wendyunsworth Post author

      Hi Keith and thank you! I look forward to following your blog, too. Congratulations on the book! As I have stated a few times this year, I don’t have a huge amount of technical knowledge to share but I will be trying to support fellow blogger/authors by reading their books and trying to get the word out with honest reviews. I would be more than happy to read your book but it may take a while -there is a list!

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    1. wendyunsworth Post author

      Hi Annabelle, thanks so much for following back I hope we can enjoy each other’s posts for a long time to come. I adopted Cleopatra (Cleo) last July, just a tiny stray with no Home to go to! Now she is much bigger. I must post some new photos. I looked her up because of her unusual colouring and she is very much like the Turkish Van cat – google it, amazing! What makes me think she is at least part related is that she loves water and will happily dip her paws in – apparently this breed is very keen on water! Best wishes.

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  4. Mae Clair

    You have such an interesting background. I’m not sure what I find more intriguing…all those years living in Africa or the 18th century English cottage 🙂
    And then, of course, there is Cleopatra. She is soooo adorable! My husband and I recently adopted a black cat (Raven) but she has quickly grown past kitty size. I love LOVE cats! 🙂

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    1. wendyunsworth Post author

      Thanks so much for following Mae Clair. Yes, I have been lucky to do many interesting things. Although writing is my main focus I would like to expand my blog to share some of those experiences. I adore cats too! Cleopatra is now much bigger and is a lovely companion- I must post some more photos. Raven is a great name – I love that!

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