Josephine Lay – Biography

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Josephine Lay is an author living in a village close to the City of Gloucester in England with her partner, Peter and his two teenage children.  She began writing some 18 years ago after trying an evening class in Creative Writing in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire. After many such classes she applied and was accepted at Bath Spa University on the strength of her portfolio.

In 2006 she graduated with a BA Hons in ‘English and Creative Writing’. She then returned to Bath Spa and graduated in 2007 with an MA in ‘Writing for Young People’.

Her first published book, ‘The over 50’s Escort Agency’, an adult novel, was published in 2015.  There will be a sequel in due course.

Her second book, ‘Inside Reality’, a poetry book was published in 2017.

Her third book, a book of short stories is currently being edited.

As part of her MA she wrote the first draft of a historical fantasy novel aimed at teenagers.  She is currently expanding and re-writing this book, now a trilogy, aiming to have it ready for publishing in 2017/2018.

She also has drafts for other children’s books including a two non-fiction, picture-books, for which we are looking at illustration options.  She has also written several short stories and poems, which we may well publish in 2016.

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