Fiona Forsyth taught Classics at The Manchester Grammar School for twenty-five years before a family relocation to the Middle East gave her the time to write.
She writes the Lucius Sestius books, and a stand-alone The Third Daughter, published by Sharpe Books in 2022. She is particularly fascinated by the years of tumult that took the Romans from Republic to Empire, and loathes the Emperor Augustus.
Living in Qatar for several years has encouraged an interest in poetry which culminated in her winning the Diwan Al-Arab English language Natha prize. It also cultivated gourmet tastes which, alas, she will have to let go when the family returns to the UK in summer 2022.
She is especially interested in school visits and has presented poetry workshops, readings and writing sessions to primary and secondary school pupils in Qatar.