Hi, I’m Glenda, a survivor of papillary thyroid cancer, having been diagnosed in June 2005.  I’m married with two lovely sons and five grandchildren, and live in the East of England.  I work at home as a bank medical secretary, covering for staff sickness and holidays, and write non-fiction books (under my real name) and women’s fiction in my spare time (under a pseudonym).  Apart from writing novels I enjoy visiting our holiday home on the Isle of Wight, walking the Tennyson Trail, and forgetting all about cancer at the annual Isle of  Wight festival every June.

I’ve recently taken up cycling, and enjoy finding car-free trails to cycle along. We load the bikes onto the back of the car and drive to places like High Lodge in Thetford Forest, or disused railway tracks on the Isle of Wight that have been converted to walking/cycling trails such as the Red Squirrel trail at Sandown.  Although my husband Phil and I are now 64, we don’t intend to sit in a corner, lose our musculature, and let the world pass us by!