Barnsley Chronicle Features our Author, Wendy Gill
Barnsley Chronicle featured our renowned author, Wendy Gill, and her wonderful book Chester’s Fault, earlier this month. Barnsley Chronicle is one of the UK’s oldest provincial newspapers, enlightening its readers since 1858. “I had no idea I could write a book but I just started writing as a pastime and here I am on my fourth novel,” Wendy said while talking to the newspaper. She wrote her first book after she retired from the chamber of commerce at the age of 61. She is planning to write one book more which she thinks will be her last book. “I have plans for a fifth book so I think I will write that and be done with it, but who knows?” she said.
Chester’s Fault is historical fiction, set in the Regency era. It tells the story of two families, which are brought together when one family from the countryside visits the city for a few weeks. As luck would have it, both of them had lost their parents at a young age and the responsibility to bring up their siblings falls on the shoulders of the eldest sons. The two young women from both families become friends. A freak incident with the hot air balloon changes the trajectories of their quests—with men going in the pursuit of something unattainable and the women landing in the shabby corners of the city. A lot has to be done for both women to find themselves husbands. But the real question is, could they?
Wendy Gill was born in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England. She left school at the age of 15 and started working in different sectors, finally retiring from the chamber of commerce at the age of 61. She started writing at this age and ever since then has written four books. She enjoys embroidery and loves art. She is married and has two grown-up children.