Lyn Andrews

Biography

Lyn Andrews and a selection of book covers and characters from her novels

I was born in Liverpool in September 1943 and was the only child of Joseph and Monica Ormesher. Joseph was a talented commercial artist but was engaged on Active Service and was killed on D-Day 6 June 1944 when I was just nine months old.

My mother married again when I was three and Frank Moore was, as I have always fondly maintained ‘my Dad’. Monica, my mother, was a hairdresser and Frank a policeman so I did not have what could be called ‘a literary background’ – more working class.

I was educated at the Convent of Notre Dame, Everton Valley, going on to Commercial College at seventeen and becoming a secretary.

In 1967 I married Robert Andrews, who was, like Dad, a Policeman, and in 1970 I had triplets, two sons and a daughter.

It wasn’t until the children went to school that I began my writing career and I was astounded and thrilled at having my first novel accepted and published, never having written anything other than letters to friends and relations before.

In the intervening years I have written a historical novel and thirty-four successful sagas, set in my native city of Liverpool, as well as in Southern Ireland , where I lived for eleven years, and the Isle of Man, where I live now.