Lynne Francis grew up in Yorkshire, the setting for The Mill Valley Girls novels, and now lives in Kent where her new 18th-century saga series is set.
The Mill Valley Girls series was published by One More Chapter (HarperCollins), and Lynne has now signed a 3-book contract with Piatkus, of which A Maid's Ruin is the first.
She spent much of her working life in London where she co-ran a non-fiction publishing company, but is now a full-time writer.
Her love of the countryside comes through strongly in all her books, wherever they are set.
Lynne Francis is represented by Kiran Kataria.