Seven Things You Didn't Know About Lesley Cookman:
- I was taken up in a glider over Delhi.
- I was asked to audition as a Bunny Girl at the Playboy Club. (I didn't)
- I was hoiked out of a car by armed soldiers one night in Lagos.
- My dad was one half of a nightclub act.
- I was once the editor of "The Call Boy", the magazine of The British Music Hall Society, and met many of the "greats". (Taken in to dinner by Norman Wisdom.)
- I worked briefly at Butlins in Clacton.
- I won the RSPCA regional story prize two years running when I was at school.
And now here's the proper Biog!
Lesley 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 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, in aid of the Breast Cancer Campaign. Lesley is a member of the Society of Authors and the Crime Writers' Association.
Lesley has also written pantomimes performed all over Britain, and published a book on how to do it!