Another English immigrant to Wales, Thorne Moore is a fellow Crime Cymru member, who writes some great psychological thrillers and brings a real sense of family, community and of Wales to her writing.
When did you start writing, and why?
I can’t remember the time when inventing stories of imaginary friends and world evolved into attempts at writing books. I know it had happened by the time I was 16, because I was a prefect, preparing to take O levels, when I confided to a friend that I intended to be a writer, and I was so relieved when she didn’t laugh. A couple of years before, we had had what was laughingly called “careers guidance.” Girls were given two options. Lower streams were told to learn short-hand and typing or aim for shop work and girls in the top stream were going to be teachers. I was told I…
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