Glenda Young was born and bred in the coalmining village of Ryhope, a coastal village on the southern boundary of Sunderland. Her saga novels are set in and around this former coalmining village that formed part of the Durham Coalfield.
Glenda’s historical sagas all portray a feisty young heroine, showcasing strong North East women in adversity and putting female empowerment centre stage in an early 20th century northern pit village.
Her latest release The Paper Mill Girl is the fifth in an initial six book deal which has been extended by the publisher Headline with further northeast set sagas planned for 2022 and 2023.
Apart from historical sagas, this year Glenda was given the opportunity to move to a new genre and her first cosy crime book, Murder at the Seaview Hotel, set in the Yorkshire seaside town of Scarborough. This features a troupe of twelve Elvis impersonators, called Twelvis, one of them is found dead with his blue suede shoes stolen. This will be followed by two further Seaview Hotel cosy crimes in May 2022 and May 2023.