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Stella Whitelaw began writing seriously at the age of nine. She was ill with measles when her father gave her an Imperial Portable typewriter. Covered in spots, she sat up in bed and taught herself to type.

At sixteen, she became a cub reporter and worked her way up to Chief Reporter. She was the first woman Chief Reporter, the youngest, and the only one who was pregnant.

After producing a family, she became Secretary of the Parliamentary Press Gallery at the House of Commons. Secretary then meant the original meaning, Secretariat, the keeper of secrets. She was awarded an MBE in 2001 but is not sure why.

Like Trollope, she wrote books on the train and in the recesses. The Jordan Lacey PI series is her favourite and the cruise crime books. Her big romances, No Darker Heaven and Sweet Seduction, were a marathon adventure.

Stella has won a woman’s magazine national short story competition and the London Magazine’s Art of Writing competition judged by Sheridan Morley. The Elizabeth Goudge Cup was presented to her at Guildford University.

Homeless cats find their way to Stella’s lifelong hospitality and she has written eight books of cat stories for the 7 – 70 plus.

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A Rose Named Vengeance

Ashley Rivers is carving out a career as England's first female professional rose-grower. When step-brother, Ryan, is killed, it's rally driver, Cameron Ross, she blames. When they meet, Ashley quickly falls in love with him. Despite finally finding love, she still needs to discover the truth behind Ryan's death. Will the result of her secret affair with Ryan, now buried in the woods, be revealed?

Sweet Seduction

Kira Reed reinvents herself then moves to Barbados to start over. Giles Earl owns a plantation house and sugar factory. Kira should be seducing him with her business prowess, but instead falls in love with Giles. The mysterious death of Tamara, Kira's mother, plays alongside Kira's story. The secret she discovers could ruin the love she and Giles share.

Lucifer's Bride

Fiona Kimberley was a self-centred young woman, hungry for money and social status. So when she is found murdered on her wedding day it comes as no surprise to anyone that there is a lengthy list of suspects. Fiona had alienated many people in her short life, all of whom were present at the wedding, and all of whom had the means, and the motive, to exact revenge on the beautiful bride.

Yesterday Once More

A collection of historical short stories: Table for Two (1537), Run Crimson (1587), The Second Ark (1646), The Loblolly Boy (1805), Diary of Dr Arthur Southwick (1881), Southpaw (1939), Jubilee Jones ( 1939), The Dome is Square and Made of Jelly (1880 – 2000)

Christmas Once More

A collection of holiday short stories: A Cracking Time, Blue Nosed Clown, Bright Lights, Christmas In January, Christmas is Off This Year, Christmas Schedule Blues, Glad Tidings of Great Joy, Knock, Knock Noel, No Haste Christmas, The Second Ugly Sister, Twelve Days to Christmas

Hauntings Once More

A collection of haunting short stories: Beautiful Witch, Catching the Sea Wind, Day the Sea Stood Still, Dress Rehearsal, Free Fall, Ghost Train, Good Foot to Heaven, Memories Are Made of This, Merry Hell, Night Lighter, Other Cemetery Guide, Pillar Box Freak, Strictly Come Dying, Sunday Ghost, The Willows




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