My name is Gaynor Torrance and I am an independent author from the UK. I live in a beautiful part of Wales with my husband and son; a few minutes’ walk away from a magnificent castle which attracts tourists from all over the world.
We are a family of animal lovers and currently share our home with a very grumpy cat which came into our lives through an animal rescue charity. He is old, quite unpredictable, and often challenging though he does occasionally display moments of affection, usually when he wants something.
I have had an obsession with books for as long as I can remember. I love the escapism they provide, the worlds they have transported me to, and the way they have fired my imagination.
As a teenager, I wanted to be a real-life Nancy Drew, though I knew deep down that it was never going to happen, as I lacked the courage to be like her. A few years later I fell in love with Aragorn though that relationship was doomed to failure, as being a shy and quiet person I would never have survived in Middle-earth.
Throughout school and university I devoured the classics, and then I discovered crime, mystery, and thrillers. I love reading the works of Val McDermid, James Patterson, Kathy Reichs, Sophie Hannah, Ian Rankin, Mark Billingham, Greg Iles . . . But I’d better stop there as otherwise, the list will keep on going.
As for my writing, REVENGE was the first of my books to be published. The setting is Cardiff, which is a city I love. My protagonist, Detective Inspector Jemima Huxley lives in Thornhill, which is where I used to live for many years.
STEP UP OR DIE is a thriller based around the dangers posed by the dark web, and the action takes place in New York, Toronto, and London.
At the moment my efforts are once again focused on Cardiff as I am writing CUCKOO, which is the next in the Jemima Huxley series.
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