Joined Sep 8 2012
Mandy Baggot Bestselling romance author
Association of Christian Writers
A storybook romance swept me from my American childhood to marriage, life and a teaching career in Yorkshire. Becoming an author seemed as likely as being a princess or an astronaut but after twenty years at the chalk-face, I left schools behind and set my mind to the dream. I’ve had several poems, short stories and articles published, won a handful of local prizes, as well as being invited to speak at events in the UK and US.
My two grown up sons have left home now but in 1996, fifteen-year-old James was diagnosed with cancer and survived against the odds. A Life Less Lost, my memoir of that experience, was published in 2009. My novel, Once Removed was published in 2012.
I’ve recently discovered the joys of grow-your-own, love ‘doing up’ old houses, lead a house group, enjoy reading, badminton, skiing and various crafts. Still captivated by the British countryside, I'm also very fond of bracing walks with my dog.