Lesley Cookman


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Lesley Cookman started writing almost as soon as she could read, and filled many Woolworth’s exercise books with pony stories until she was old enough to go out with boys. Since she’s been grown up, following a varied career as, among other things, a model, air stewardess and disc jockey, she’s written short fiction and features for a variety of magazines, achieved an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Wales, taught writing for both Kent Adult Education and the WEA and edited the first Sexy Shorts collection of short stories from Accent Press in aid of the Breast Cancer Campaign.

The Libby Sarjeant series is published by Accent Press, who also publish her book, How to Write a Pantomime, with a foreword by Roy Hudd.   Lesley is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, the Society of Authors and the Crime Writers’ Association.  She has also written pantomimes and a Music Hall Musical, all of which have been performed all over the country.

The 20th in the Libby Sarjeant series, Murder Repeated will be published in September, and the third in her Edwardian series, The AlexandriansDeath Treads The Boards, about a concert party in a seaside town in Kent, in June.