I always have been a storyteller and writer, and now I am a full-time writer.

I was born and brought up in Cambridge; we were a ‘town’ family, not ‘gown.’ When I say I come from Cambridge, many think I must be posh or superior… no, my parents were ordinary working people, as were their parents before them! I spent most of my life in Manchester, a great city which I love to return to.  I now live in a small Somerset village; we are about 300 yards from the sea, and about three inches above it!

Most of my working life I was a teacher and met  many amazing young people, and had many dedicated and brilliant colleagues. I taught in Manchester, Oldham, and Weston-super-Mare; I taught English as a second language, and then I taught in pupil referral units, for young people not in school … I loved it… but now I work full-time as a writer.

In this blog I write about writing, how I do it, why I do it and what I do. However, I also write about other things too…  what I have been doing and where I have been, I write about books, cooking  and food,  pubs and pints, places, and what music I listen to and bands I go to see…

Writing is my passion and that is what I do every day, from the moment I get up till late at night! I have always written and have twelve novels which are published as e-books on Amazon. I’ve also written three  novels to encourage reluctant readers and am working on two new novels. My Radwinter series of five novels, will become a sextet when I publish the next book in the autumn this year, 2017.

I have just published my sixth Radwinter novel as a paperback and an e-book, which along with my e-books is available on Amazon; you can find my books here:

  • Flipside
  • Loving Judah

The Easthope novels:

  • Farholm
  • The Stalking of Rosa Czekov
  • night vision
  • The Double Act
  • Lucky Portbraddon

The Radwinter novels:

  • Radwinter
  • Magick
  • Raddy and Syl
  • Beyond Hope
  • Earthquake
  • Saltpans


  • The Moving Dragons Write – anthology with Richard kefford and John J.C. Watts
  • So You Want To Write…
  • The Story of Rufus Redmayne
  • Run Blue, Run!
  • Screaming King Harry




  1. Les Bacon

    Hi Lois,



    Les Bacon
    01444 451233

    Haywards Heath,

    West Sussex


      1. Les Bacon

        Hi Lois,
        Andrew couldn’t wait – he phoned me this morning.
        I suppose there was much to catch-up on in 47 years !

        Many thanks for your intervention.


        Les Bacon


  2. Gede Prama

    Dear friend, Thank you very much, I was really happy to have been following your blog. I’m still a lot to figure out, and here I can only say that you are an awesome blogger, full Inspiring and hope you can inspire more readers. Thanks and greetings compassion from Gede Prama 🙂


  3. reocochran

    Congratulations, Lois! I gave you an award nomination on my post for the Most Influential Blogger award! I hope you will check it out, along with the one who nominated me. The rules are on her blog, since I tend to accept the awards by spreading it around (but not posting the rules nor the picture of the award, usually!) Smiles, Robin


  4. FarmerFi

    Hi Lois, Thanks for the follow. Am enjoying having a look around your blog, you’ve got a wonderful range of stuff! It’s fascinating reading your family history. I hope you achieve your wish to make it to Tassie yourself some day, it’s well worth it. Fiona


    1. Lois

      Just seen your comment, Fiona! Thanks… It is my dream to visit… not just for the family connections but because it looks such an interesting and intriguing place – and it has pick-your-own olives!!


  5. Frank Gent

    I am delighted to discover your website – we are distantly connected, and I am Sydney Schiff’s second cousin (my mother is a Schiff). I would be interested to make contact as I am writing about the Schiff family – and I live not far away near Exeter.

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  6. gipsika

    🙂 It’s always a story inviting a successful self-publishing author, but would you like to submit something to P’kaboo? Your short-story was pretty good, and we’re gearing up, looking for more authors.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Lois

      Just had a look… wow! One of the pictures I have already seen in a book, but the other with all the children are just amazing! I think the oldest boy might be my great-grandfather!


  7. Amanda Sebestyen

    Dear Lois, I can tell you a lot more about Laurence Bisson.
    I have just been given a big collection of his papers, and I am looking for the best library to house them (Oxford, Belfast or perhaps the Institut Francais).
    Professor Bisson was the tutor of my mother’s oldest friend, Philip Boyd, who died this week after a long illness. Laurence was married to Isabel, who Philip and his wife looked after in her old age. They later lived in the Bissons’ house in Stratton Audley. Philip was married to my godmother – my mother’s best friend – that is how we all come to be connected.
    The Bisson papers include his articles and manuscripts, papers going back as far as his school reports in Jersey, and collections of amazing interwar French magazines and theatre programmes. They were all filed carefully in a cupboard.
    If you live in London or come here often, you would be very welcome to see the papers before I find them a permanent home.
    All the best, Amanda Sebestyen


    1. Lois

      Thank you, what a kind and generous offer… Unfortunately I live in the west country and rarely visit London. I hope you find the right place for his archive, he deserves to have his papers properly housed and taken care of. Thanks so much for your comment.


  8. Frances Aldridge

    Just found you by putting Ruth Drew into Google. Lovely to find someone else who enjoys The Happy Housewife, given me as an engagement present by an aunt! Do you make Ruth’s Apple Charlotte? Perfect for this time of year with all the wonderful apples around. I recommend it!


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