My name is Geraldine Evans. I’m a British author and I (mostly) write crime novels. My latest Work in Progress (which is not progressing very well 🙁 ), Game of Bones, will be my twenty-fifth published novel and the eighteenth in my Rafferty & Llewellyn procedural series, which features DI Joe Rafferty, his sidekick DS Dafyd Llewellyn, and a growing cast of Rafferty’s incorrigible family, led by Ma, Kitty Rafferty. My other procedural series is Casey & Catt and its stars are DCI Will (Willow Tree) Casey, his DS Thom Catt and Casey’s the 60s never died, hippie parents.
I turned indie in 2010 after many years and eighteen novels in the traditional publishing world (Hale, Macmillan, Severn House, St Martin’s Press (US), Worldwide (US pb).
My working life includes stints in a psychiatric hospital, a public library, running our own vehicle repair workshop with my mechanic husband, an au pair, behind bars, in factories, for the legal world, the energy world and the insurance world as an office temp. I’ve helped out in the Constituency Office of my local Member of Parliament and looked after other people’s dogs while their owners took a holiday.
My interests include photography, getting God-like in the greenhouse, learning keyboards and painting amateur portraits of unwilling victims. Or rather they did, but I had a stroke last year (2015), which left me paralysed down my right side, so keyboards and painting are out. I still manage to do a bit of gardening, though -my pots are looking great this summer! It’s a miracle they survived, but they’re pretty well all thriving. Such a cheering sight. Thank God for gardening.
My dream for years was to be a published novelist, a dream I achieved in 1991, after six years of rejections and six novels. My ambition, after publishing eighteen books, was to earn a living as a writer (!). It took turning indie to do it, which I did late in 2010, but I now work full-time as an author.
I spent most of my life in London (UK), where I was born and brought up, the youngest of four children, but moved to a market town in Norfolk (UK) in 2000, with George, my late husband.
If you like procedurals that are a bit cozy, come on board! You can learn more about my books – here: http://geraldineevansbooks.com and here: Links to my Rafferty procedural series:
B & N: http://bit.ly/15yTwen