This name is a pseudonym for an author of smut who lives in a part of England that has big hills, some of which are right outside the door. This author is not actually purple.

Other members of the household, apart from the humans, include an incredibly needy cat.

There are also children, who refuse to leave home despite having been old enough to do so for some time. Despite all these burdens, or perhaps because of them, the author escapes into other worlds and returns with stories.


Pam Turnbull is a dedicated lover of history (having a university degree in the subject), and a dedicated reader of historical mystery books.

She has been a librarian, worked in a bookshop, organised book events, spent many years as an editor of computer and education magazines until she finally decided to become a teacher which she has been doing for the last many years.

She lives in the North-West of England with her husband and cat - and grown-up children who always seem to come back. Not that she minds.


When he's not sitting at his computer building websites for national institutions and international companies, USA Today Bestselling author Steve Turnbull can be found sitting at his computer building new worlds of steampunk, science fiction and fantasy.