Hi, my name is Wendy Unsworth. I have written three novels as well as a series of chapter books for children. At present I am working on the fourth book in my Berriwood Series. These are all stand-alone psychological thrillers with a shared theme of the quintessential, sleepy Cornish village where anything can and will happen!
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 and Nairobi in Kenya. 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!
These days the beautiful Edinburgh area of Scotland and the wilds of the Portuguese Alentejo are home.
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.
On this site I’m hoping to showcase my books and also to share the work of the wonderful authors I’m currently reading or have read. Books, books, books – so many to enjoy! So many to talk about. I am in awe of the fantastic book bloggers I follow; if only I could read as fast as even half of them.
In my non-writing life, (What? I hear you writers say, is there such a thing as spare time?) I still love to be creative; home, garden and to follow the ideals that are dear to me. I would like to talk about these things from time to time too.
Helping me in my endeavours 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…