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Anne L Harvey has written many family and social history articles published in national magazines. Her two family sagas, A Suitable Young Man and Bittersweet Flight, both passed through the RNA’s New Writers’ Scheme.

Having been unsuccessful in finding either an agent or a publisher, she took the decision to self-publish using Amazon KDP and Createspace, a decision she has never regretted. She has enjoyed considerable sales success, not only in the UK, but also among ex-pats in the United States, Canada and Australia and garnered mostly four and five star reviews.

Both novels are set the mill towns of Lancashire in the mid-1950s, when rock and roll first came to Britain and reflect the social attitudes of the new Elizabethan era. She plans to continue writing in this same genre/time period.

She has a memoir-based blog called Passionate About The Past and you can follow her on Twitter: @annelharvey1

It's a fact

The RNA's first president Denise Robins wrote more than 180 books. The second, Mary Burchell wrote 110. Our third President, Diane Pearson has six so far. Current president Katie Fforde has 19 and she's still writing.