About me

Hello and welcome to my author website!

Here you will find my blog and information about my books, so it’s a great way to stay in touch with what I’m currently writing.

A little bit about me… I have been writing ever since I was a small child. I used to copy my children’s books onto a second-hand typewriter, before coming up with my own stories. As a teenager I discovered Stephen King, became obsessed and read everything he ever wrote! Although I love reading horror, I also read widely outside that genre. My favourite authors are Joyce Carol Oates, George RR Martin, Susan Hill and so many others. According to Goodreads I average 55 books a year. If only I could write as quick as I read…

I’m originally from Hampshire but I have also lived in Cornwall and now Nottinghamshire. My day jobs (outside writing) have been as diverse as working with prisoners, older people and teenagers, to working as a coroner’s assistant. I now write psychological crime thrillers and I’ve had short stories published in various anthologies.

Although I’ve been writing all my life, I only recently started submitting my work to publishers. The first short story I submitted was shortlisted for a competition and published in an anthology. My first novel (a YA mystery) was longlisted for the Mslexia Novel Competition. And my debut crime thriller ‘Who Cares If They Die’ was accepted for publication by two publishers within a few months of being written. I signed with Ruby Fiction and it was released in September 2018. I’ve recently handed book #2 to my publisher and I’m currently writing book #3 in the Dean Matheson series. I’m also plotting a brand new psychological thriller series.

I’m active on Twitter and Facebook and I have a Ko-fi page for anyone who wants to buy me a coffee to support my efforts as a writer! https://ko-fi.com/wendydranfield

I hope you enjoy your visit. Happy reading!

p.s. Here are my rescue cats. Sookie (caramel), Joey (white underneath) & Teddy (ginger and a terror!).

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