I always intended to be a writer – and to begin ‘tomorrow’. Tomorrow took a long time coming and meanwhile I worked as a director in a London publishing firm, William Kimber, editing military, theatrical and other memoirs together with a fiction list of ghost stories and romances. I learned a lot about the world of writing there, but not much about what it was actually like to be a writer – I was too busy being a publisher.
Tomorrow did eventually come. I married my American husband James Myers and for some years we had a commuting marriage between Paris, where he then worked, and London, where I did. Crazy looking back on it, but it seemed a good idea at the time – particularly as it was there that I dreamed up my first series detective, August Didier, a half French, half English master chef in late Victorian and Edwardian times. I’m now a full time writer and currently I’m working with Jim on a crime series featuring Jack Colby, car detective.
The seventh, Classic in the Dock, is now published and its successor, Classic at Bay, will follow in 2016.
And Harriet? She unexpectedly came into my life when I needed to differentiate between my crime writing and my writing of sagas, historical novels and suspense. She took me by surprise but has grown to have a much loved identity of her own. She was saddled with two more sisters in the way of pseudonyms, but they had been quietly sleeping for the last few years – up until now. Amy and Harriet are delighted to report that Laura Daniels is now back in the family circle. Headline have reissued her two suspense novels, Pleasant Vices and The Lakenham Folly as ebooks, and Laura is thrilled to bits at being back in the public eye. Harriet Hudson’s Tomorrow’s Garden is also available as an ebook, and so are her first five novels that appeared from Headline: Look for Me By Moonlight, When Nightingales Sang, The Sun in Glory, The Wooing of Katie May, and The Girl from Gadsby’s. Not to be outdone, my real name Amy Myers gets a look in the ebook market with the novels of my first crime sleuth, Auguste Didier, some of my Marsh & Daughter novels and all my Jack Colby novels. There’s also a collection of my crime short stories in ebook, That’s the Way He Did It.
I also write reviews of crime novels for Shots, the crime and thriller ezine. If you don’t already know this site, visit www.shotsmag.co.uk
All in all, it’s an exciting time to be writing – and reading.