Glynis Greenman writes under her maiden name of Glynis Cooper. Her family has its roots in the industrial millscapes of Manchester. She was born in Stockport but grew up near Bury St Edmunds and subsequently spent ten years living and working in Cambridge before returning to Manchester. Her parents were writers who inspired her enthusiasm for the written word. Glynis, who loves islands and the open countryside, trained in the dual disciplines of librarianship and archaeology, and enjoys reading, researching and writing local histories, travelling and playing chess. She is married with two grown up daughters.