Hello – my name is Lesley Cookman and I’m an English crime writer. I am currently writing the seventeenth in my Libby Sarjeant series, set in rural Kent, England and later in the year, the second in my new series about an Edwardian seaside concert party.
I started writing almost as soon as I could read, and filled many Woolworth's exercise books with pony stories until I was old enough to go out with boys. Since I’ve been grown up, following a varied career as a model, air stewardess and disc jockey, I have written short fiction and features for a variety of magazines, achieved an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Wales, taught writing for both Kent Adult Education and the WEA and edited the first Sexy Shorts collection of short stories from Accent Press in aid of the Breast Cancer Campaign.
The Libby Sarjeant series is published by Accent Press, who also publishes my book, How to Write a Pantomime, with a foreword by Roy Hudd. I’m a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association, the Society of Authors and the Crime Writers' Association.