Angela Lockwood-van der Klauw was born in the Netherlands. She learned her trade as a jeweller and gemmologist at the Vakschool Schoonhoven before moving to Edinburgh as an apprentice jeweller. There she met and later married her husband Adam. Angela ran her own jeweller’s shop in Edinburgh for ten years before she and her husband moved to the south of France in 2011. Like Cameron, Angela prefers the climate there, but often thinks about the town she left behind and its people.
Cameron’s story was born in the spring of 2013, a very wet spring during which Angela found herself climbing the walls, frustrated that she couldn’t go out and have her usual long walks along the seafront. Seeing his wife’s frustration, Adam suggested ‘Why don’t you write a book?’
Angela thought about it for a few days, then switched on her laptop and started writing. Language in the blood was her first book. She has since written the follow up; Blood Ties (language in the blood book2) Angela has also published short stories in the following anthologies; Something Short (Co-written with Elspeth Morrison) You're not Alone (Ian Moore and friends and Holes (Edited and compiled by Eric Lahti)