Sue completes three novels

Date: Monday 8th October 2012

AUTHOR Sue Millard, who is based on a small farm at Greenholme, near Tebay, has recently completed three novels.

Her work includes a children’s novella, Dragon Bait, a comic retelling of the Andromeda myth; The Forthright Saga, a cosy crime novella set in a fictional Cumbria town; Ash Tree, poems that have been published in respected journals; and a historical novel, Coachman, set in Cumbria and London in the first year of Victoria’s reign.

She previously wrote and illustrated a cartoon book, One Fell Swoop, and a young adult novel set on the Wirral, Against the Odds, published in London by J. A. Allen.

In 2005 she wrote a non-fiction book recording the history and tradition of the local Fell pony breed, Hoofprints in Eden, which won its class in the 2006 Lakeland Book of the Year awards and was featured on The Dales Diary TV program with Luke Casey.

Sue took voluntary redundancy from lecturing in computing in 2009 and intended to work as a self-employed web designer. “I was just going to write in the gaps, but it quickly became full-time,” she said. Since then she had also been asked to set up books and magazines for her clients.

She decided that with Coachman completed it was time to get the backlog of her own work out into the marketplace by self-publishing and showcasing her recent novels.

One Fell Swoop, Dragon Bait, The Forthright Saga and Coachman are available as e-books for Kindle. Sue will be revisiting Against the Odds in 2012 in order to turn it into an e-book. her website is www.jackdawebooks.co.uk.