B A Steadman
Bernie Steadman taught Literature for many years, and completed her debut crime novel, Death and Deception, when she finally escaped the classroom, and could stop marking essays.
These days she writes, walks, bends a bit in yoga and sings a bit in a choir. The emphasis is firmly on the creative, although people who have been subjected to her attempts at knitting may feel she has strayed from the path somewhat.
Her innate leaning towards the world of crime, at least in the literary sense, made it her chosen genre when she sat down to write. She plans further novels involving DI Dan Hellier and his team, and has completed a first draft of a YA thriller, By Fire and By Water, which should be published next year.