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About the author

Jacky Gray's first career was telecoms and after 23 years writing software, she spent 17 years teaching children, occasionally introducing them to the joy of math. Teaching is now ancient history - a bit like the books she writes. Well, most of them, as you will see.

The three series have quite disparate genres, but all bristle with humour as "endearing, complex characters" face their trials with courage, honour and integrity. Best are the dastardly villains who invariably ham it up and generally have the best fun.

Nature's Tribe is set in Medieval England at the time of the Black Death and the start of the witch hunts. The main heroine, Senna, a fiesty midwife, has to deal with a host of threats to herself and her family, but the final jeopardy comes from an unexpected source.
By the end of this romantic, cozy-mystery series, you understand how Archer's modern-day, medieval, alternate-world came into being.

Hengist:People of the Horse is a 5-book follow-on YA series. Set in Gaia’s alternate world, it features 4 different 16-yr-old boys, with plenty of action, adventure, humour and a touch of romance.

Bryant Rockwell is a 6-book YA series, set in contemporary Britain and sparkling with humour, adventure and more than a little romance. Featuring the sassy Liv (brainy) and her best mates Jude (sporty) and Kat (arty), it's kind of Girl meets Boy times three(ish).

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Jacky lives in the English Midlands with her husband and the youngest of three children. She enjoys all live entertainment, watches a lot of movies and some great TV shows like GoT, Merlin, Robin Hood, and anything remotely Marvel. She listens to a lot of Journey and Queen and reads (apologies to the adverb police) voraciously.