“‘I’m going to write a novel,’ she said, matter-of-factly. Her daughter Jade rolled her grey eyes the way a 22-year-old can but she should have known not to take her mother’s words lightly. Around Easter 2009, Peggy Blair wrote the first draft of her mystery novel, The Beggar’s Opera. It took her three weeks….”
Here is a much better link to the rest of the REM magazine’s February cover story by Connie Adair. It describes my chance meeting with Ian Rankin and how that led to me getting published!