Lorna Peel is an author of historical romance and romantic suspense novels set in the UK and Ireland. She has had work published in three Irish magazines – historical articles on The Stone of Scone in Ireland’s Own, on The Irish Potato Famine in the Leitrim Guardian, and Lucy’s Lesson, a contemporary short story in Woman’s Way.
Her debut novel, ONLY YOU, a romance set in London, England, was published in 2014. INTO THE UNKNOWN, a World War Two romance set in London, the south east of England, and Ireland, was published in 2015 and reached Amazon’s top 20 best sellers in 20th Century Historical Romance. THE IMAGE OF HER, a romantic suspense set in rural England about a woman’s search for her birth mother, was published in May 2016. NEW BLOOD, a romantic suspense set in a stately home in Yorkshire, England, was published in ebook and paperback in November 2016 and will be re-published in Spring 2018 as A Summer of Secrets. BROTHERLY LOVE, an historical romance set in 1830s Ireland, is available on Kindle, in paperback and on Kindle Unlimited. A SCARLET WOMAN, an historical romance set in 1880s Dublin, Ireland, is out now on Kindle, in paperback and on Kindle Unlimited.
Lorna was born in England and lived in North Wales until her family moved to Ireland to become farmers, which is a book in itself! She lives in rural Ireland, where she writes, researches her family history, and grows fruit and vegetables. She also keeps chickens (and a Guinea Hen who now thinks she’s a chicken!).
Favourite Authors: Sharon Penman, Phil Rickman, C.J. Sansom, Thomas Hardy
Favourite Books: Here Be Dragons/Falls The Shadow/The Reckoning by Sharon Penman, Star of the Sea by Joseph O’Connor, Sovereign by C.J. Sansom, Daughter of Lir by Diana Norman
Favourite Films: Hitchcock’s Rebecca and The 39 Steps, Last of the Mohicans, Lawrence of Arabia
Favourite TV Programmes: State of Play, Ripper Street, Six Feet Under, Blackadder, Robin of Sherwood
Favourite Colours: Purple, Green, Deep Red – anything bold and not wishy-washy!
Favourite Animals/Birds: Chickens (I keep three – two hens and a cockerel – and I also have a guinea hen). I love dogs, too. I haven’t owned one for a long time, but I hope to again one day.
Favourite Food: Pasta or most Italian foods – I prefer sweet to savoury!
Favourite Way to spend a Saturday Night: Pizza and a DVD, or catching up on TV programmes recorded during the week!