Frances Evesham writes mystery stories: the Exham on Sea contemporary crime series set in a small Somerset seaside town and the Thatcham Hall Mysteries, 19th Century historical mystery romances set in Victorian England.
She collects grandsons, Victorian ancestors and historical trivia, likes to smell the roses, lavender and rosemary, and cooks with a glass of wine in one hand and a bunch of chillies in the other. She loves the Arctic Circle and the equator and plans to visit the penguins at the South Pole one day, when she's knitted enough woollen underwear.
During a varied life she's been a speech therapist and a road sweeper. She's also worked in the criminal courts, seeing the world from both the dock and the witness box alongside vulnerable witnesses and defendants. Now, she walks in the country and thinks about murder in peaceful Somerset.