book writer

book writer

Val comes from Kirkcaldy, Fife, and read English at St Hilda’s College, Oxford (where she is now an Honorary Fellow). She was the first ever student from a state school in Scotland. Following graduation she became a journalist, and worked briefly as a dramatist.
Her first success as a novelist came with Report for Murder The first Lindsay Gordon Mystery, first published in 1987.
Among her many awards are the Portico Prize for Fiction, the LA Times Book Prize, the Lambda Literary Pioneer Award and the Cartier Diamond Dagger. She has published 27 novels, short stories, non-fiction and a prize-winning children’s book. She is a regular broadcaster for BBC radio and lives in Edinburgh.

Churchill’s first book about an uprising in India, The Story of the Malakand Field Force, was published in 1898. About writing, Winston Churchill wrote “It was great fun writing a book. One lived with it. It became a companion.”
Many of Winston Churchill’s forty-three books are about events of historical importance. To this day, Winston Churchill’s reprinted books can still be purchased!

References:

http://www.nationalchurchillmuseum.org/winston-churchill-the-writer.html
http://www.wikihow.com/Begin-Writing-a-Book