My father’s mother was not a nice woman. As kids we’d listen to the tranny while planning how to bump off Granny. It never came to anything, of course. Until the day in June when my sister and her partner, Oily Phil, came to tea …
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About the Author
Pamela Kelt first managed to avoid any semblance of work by taking Spanish at the University of Manchester. On completion of the degree and after a subsequent six brain-fogging months on a local paper, she fled to Oxford and completed her M. Litt. thesis on ‘Comic aspects of satirical 17th-century comic interludes’, which was not only much more fun, but strangely relevant to coping with the vagaries of the 21st century.After becoming a technical translator, she discovered that English was easier, and did copywriting for anyone who would pay. On a stint in Australia, she landed a job as a subeditor and returned to journalism, relishing the chance to come up with funny headlines in a variety of provincial papers. Ah. Once a pun a time.As her academic husband became a chemistry professor in something even she can’t spell, Pam moved into the more sensible world of educational magazines and online publishing – for a while, at least. A daughter arrived and reintroduced her to the delights of fiction, which she’d sort of forgotten about.So, one fine day, while walking the dogs at a local beauty spot, thinking ‘to hell with a career’, Pam took the plunge into writing for herself, and is now the author of five books to date (including one co-written with aforementioned prof, with more in the pipeline) ranging from historical drama by way of teen fantasy to retro mystery.Newsroom thriller Tomorrow’s Anecdote is a retro mystery set in the turbulent Thatcher years, partly based on my own experiences in provincial. Only partly, remember. The rest is all fiction. It’s available as an ebook with Crooked Cat and Smashwords, and in other formats including paperback on Amazon.Dark Interlude is a romantic mystery thriller set in Scotland in the aftermath of the World War One, when revolution was in the air. It’s available on MuseItUp.Half Life is a 1930s ‘film noir’-style thriller set in Norway in the dark days before the invasion as scientists race to solve the mystery of nuclear fission. This was co-written with my Tasmanian-born husband, Robert Deeth, a professor of inorganic chemistry at the University of Warwick. (Out in August on MuseItUp.)The Lost Orchid is a Gothic inspired mystery adventure inspired by the exploits of Scottish plant collectors, featuring Flora McPhairson. (Out this summer on Bluewood Publishing.)Ice Trekker is a teen fantasy set in the icy wilds of Krønagar (out in September on MuseItYA).The Cloud Pearl: a teen adventure telling of the battle against the vile Grax dynasty, and part one of Legends of Liria, out in November on MuseItYA.In addition, I run Orchidmania, a botanical blog for orchid enthusiasts, having become somewhat addicted doing the research for The Lost Orchid.