There have been various writing projects: anecdotes, short stories and early chapters of a fantasy novel, but apart from a letter in a woman’s magazine, nothing made it as far as publication. It was only after the death of my parents, when my husband asked me to collaborate on his science fiction novel, that I really knuckled down and focused on writing. Over the next two years we worked together and finished “Einstein’s Question”. We were unsuccessful in securing an agent so we opted to self-publish, but what we learnt and the contacts we made as a result of this project have proved invaluable. It also gave me the incentive to complete my own first solo novel, The Knight in the Attic, part thriller/mystery, part romantic fantasy set in a Middlesex village.