I have been writing since I was about 8 years old. The evidence is a small booklet found in my mother’s box of treasures, written in a very childish hand, entitled The Little Stream. I've been creating articles and event reports for newsletters and magazines ever since, often with a slightly fictional theme, but early attempts at novels failed for want of suitable inspiration: characters and plot were sadly missing! I had a career in business and in environmental research that kept me gainfully employed but chained to a desk for many years. But I kept writing: manuals, reports, science papers, blogs, journals, anything and everything that kept the words flowing. Finally the characters jumped into my head with stories that needed to be told.
I now live in a village in Norfolk with my guinea pigs, the first of whom, Fred, George, Victor and Hugo, provided the inspiration for my first stories, The Princelings of the East. I'm now writing science fiction for grown-ups as well as completing the Princelings series and writing more stories for the BookElves.
on Sep. 18, 2016 :
This was a great little collection of flash fiction stories, which are perfect to give you a taste of the world, while making you want to know more. The little explanations of how the stories came about were a nice touch too.
(review of free book)
on April 08, 2016 :
Flailing around, desperately seeking a book to hold my interest. In a weird mood and my comfort reads and well-loved classics weren't cutting it. After trying and discarding books in my TBR pile, I struck gold! SF/F is my favorite genre and Jemima Pett gives us a perfect intro into her new series.
This is a great way to get to know the main characters and a bit of their backstory and world before reading book one in the series, The Perihelix.
The Perihelix is next on my reading list. Can't wait to dive into the further adventures of Big Pete and the Swede.
(reviewed 7 months after purchase)