Alex BrownAlex was born in Brighton, Sussex and ran away to London when she left school at sixteen, where she found the streets she lived on for a while weren’t paved with gold. After twenty years working in a variety of jobs as a live-in nanny, cinema usher, T-shirt printer, telephone operator, bank cashier, sat-nav voice recorder and beauty salon owner, Alex started writing and found she couldn’t stop.

In 2006 she won a competition to write the City Girl column for the London Paper with a circulation of 500,000 weekly copies, and her first novel, Cupcakes At Carrington’s, was published in 2013.

Alex’s latest novel, The Secret of Orchard Cottage, is a No.1 bestseller and was voted a Kobo Best Book of 2016.

Now living in the old police house in a rural village in Kent, with her husband, daughter and two very glossy black Labradors, Alex is working on her tenth book. When she isn’t writing Alex enjoys knitting, watching Disney films with her daughter and going to Northern Soul nights, and is passionate about supporting charities working with care leavers, adoption and vulnerable young people.