Inspired by her Yorkshire Mother's favourite maxim 'Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think' (there's a song in there somewhere) Laurette decided to fulfil her lifelong ambition to write a fictional novel this year and after some sharp intakes of breath managed to upload 'Biarritz Passion' onto the KDP site in March 2014 - a newbie!
Previously she had followed a career in teaching and materials creation, largely in France but also in the US and the UK. Her coursebook for advanced learners of English, 'Fast Forward Advanced' was published by Oxford University Press in 1991. She also translated a work of literary criticism by Jean Méral, 'Paris in American Literature' (University of North Carolina Press).
It was the move from inner city flat to ridiculously large country house that set the fictional creative juices flowing. As all around were downsizing and going on cruises, she decided to upsize and work very hard.
As the Beatles said 'I get by with a little help from my friends.' Thanks to those friends, family, and a wonderful partner for that more than 'little' help.
A sequel to 'Biarritz Passion' is in the pipeline.