After over 25 years as a published journalist - I've written my debut novel, 'The Wolf of Dalriada' and am now engaged on writing the sequel. Fiction was my first love, in fact. I took time off during my 'O'-level year to write a 100,000 word historical romance and that little excursion cost me a couple of qualifications. But I've made up for it all since. With two degrees, a rolling programme of CPD and wide experience, my career has covered teaching at home and abroad to degree level and beyond and writing in every possible kind of context and setting. But, I'm enjoying writing my fiction so much I have a sneaking feeling I should have stayed with my first instincts! Apart from all that, I love all the usual things that clutter up people's lives - family, friends and a string of animals which seem to attach themselves at regular intervals. For more information, see my website (http://elizabeth-gates.com) or contact me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). I look forward to hearing from you.