Nell Peters

Biography

Hi! My real name is Anne, with a double-barrelled surname, so I use a much shorter pen name, courtesy my parents' Christian names. And no, my dad is not called Nell.
I've always written, in one form or another - I just love it. Because I enjoy writing crime, I went back to uni to read psychology and sociology, hoping to give my plots and characterisation a bit of an edge. I may hold some sort of record for most ancient student on campus.
My protagonist, Rose Huntingford (Double You and sequel Santa's Slays) takes her name from my paternal great grandmother, who was illegitimate, born in a workhouse in 1876. Nowadays, it is almost impossible to imagine how poor she and her mother (Rosa) would have been. But Rose must have been quite a lady - she pulled herself up by the bootstraps and married a rich landowner. That sort of social mobility was very rare indeed for the time. I hope she'd approve of 'my' Rose.
Incidentally, her son (my grandfather, obv.) lied about his age to become a pilot in the Royal Flying Corps during World War I - so, I have two acts that are pretty hard to follow. Must try harder...
I live in Norfolk (UK) with my husband, an artist, plus our two youngest boys (of four).
Thanks for dropping by!

Books

I've lost my voice!
By Nell Peters
Price: Free! Words: 1,870. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Category: Fiction
A handy conversational tool for those inconvenient times when you are vocally challenged. A comment to suit every occasion. Never be lost for words!
The Grubbits
By Nell Peters
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,060. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Category: Fiction
Grubbits are small green creatures that live in the ruins of an old woodshed, somewhere near you. They are responsible for Planet Earth's weather...when they aren't too busy having fun.
The World According to Bazil Bratt, aged 8
By Nell Peters
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,480. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012. Category: Fiction
Bazil is the third son of the dysfunctional Bratts. Whilst Mr Bratt is doing a long stretch in prison, his family live in poverty in the north of England. Bazil, however, has a secret weapon which will be his family's ticket out of there - he is a mini genius. Bazil doesn't realise he's using poetry as an outlet for his frustrations - but he's good at it and sometimes very funny.
The Ferret Has Landed
By Nell Peters
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,900. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011. Category: Fiction
Sebastian Avon is newly home from university when he falls in lust with talentless interior designer Prudence Dent. Though his parents and four brothers see through her, Sebastian is way too gormless to catch on. Prudence is dangerously not what she seems and neither are new neighbours the Fanshaw-Browns - they all have a past that will come back to haunt them...and the Avon family.
Ernestine
By Nell Peters
Price: Free! Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011. Category: Fiction
Jack the Ripper - at last, the truth. Britain's most famous (or infamous) serial killer unmasked.
Write Therapy
By Nell Peters
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 16,420. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
Write wrongs and have a giggle along the way! Writing simple poetry is a clinically proven way to improve your mental and physical health - whether you just feel a bit down, or suffer a more serious disorder. The book guides through easy stages, showing how to put thoughts into words and those words into rhyme to write therapeutic poetry without the po. It's easy. It works. Give it a go.
Santa's Slays
By Nell Peters
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 79,750. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2011. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
A Christmas cracker! Book 2 in the DCI Rose Huntingford series. Santa has become a serial killer overnight - a mission killer (the hardest to catch), avenging events of many years ago. But what was the trigger? The squad must also try to trace the mother of an abandoned baby, tragically killed. Plus, a mad woman is after Rose's head on a platter - a merry Christmas isn't looking likely...

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