Freya North is one of the most enduring and popular women’s writers around. A passionate reader since childhood, North was born in London and was inspired by Mary Wesley, Rose Tremain and Barbara Trapido to write fiction with strong female leads and original, sometimes eccentric characters.
North’s first novel, Sally, was published in 1996 and she has since written 12 more bestselling novels including four books in the McCabe Sisters series. In 2008, North won Romantic Novel of the Year Award for her ninth novel Pillow Talk.
Her most recent novels include The Way Back Home, published in 2014, and The Turning Point, published in 2015 by HarperCollins, which is described as ‘An unforgettably affecting story stretching between the Norfolk coast and the wild beauty of Canada’s British Columbia’.
In 2012, she set up and now runs the Hertford Children’s Book Festival. North is also judge for the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England’s ‘Rural Living Awards’ and Ambassador for Beating Bowel Cancer.
North lives in rural Hertfordshire with her family and other animals where she writes from a stable in her back garden.