Laura Purcell began writing from an early age, fuelled by her love of classic novels. At nine years old, she spent a summer reading Black Beauty and wrote a poem about a war horse. When her teacher read it and went into raptures, Laura knew what she wanted to do with her life.
An avid fan of Jane Austen TV adaptions, Hornblower, The Scarlet Pimpernel and Sharpe, Laura developed a fascination with the Georgian period. Her novels explore the lives of royal women during this era, who have largely been ignored by modern history.
Laura is married to a wonderful web-developer and lives in Colchester, Essex with many pet guinea pigs. She loves all animals and is passionate about charities for them, such as The Dogs Trust.
Laura is a member of the Historical Novel Society, The Society for Court Studies, The Society of Authors and Historic Royal Palaces.
For more information on Laura please visit her website here: www.laurapurcell.com