Born in Sheffield, brought up in the Midlands. Disabled by a polio vaccine many years ago, and possibly considered a drain on the NHS by some, sold by my father and kidnapped by a foster parent, I feel I have an insight into life's little foibles. I am uneducated in the formal sense, so my main aptitude is an imagination and a good sense of humour.
I started my writing with poems and found some success, managing to get published in the Staffordshire Life magazine as well as other publications. One of my poems listed alongside; Coleridge's, Lord Tennyson's, Shakespeare, DeFord and Taylor Swift is used in a Russian university to teach how to determine rhyme.
I write for two ex-pat newspapers in Spain and wrote for an ex-pat magazine for two years. I am now on my fourth book, part autobiography and part fiction, so some of it is false and some of it is true, but as for which is which, I leave that up to you.
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The Albury Street Masquerade
by Amanda Tams
A genetic researcher discovered he is related to the man known as Jack the Ripper. Learning of his heritage from his ghostly relatives after inheriting the family home, a house masquerading as a normal house but one that holds terrible secrets. His dilemma is obvious to him, is killing in the genes?
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