Alex was born and brought up in Leicestershire. An only child she spent a lot of time making up stories inside her head and sometimes getting into trouble for that! She dreamed of doing all sorts of things when she grew up, a teacher, an artist, a journalist, but she never thought it would be possible to be a children’s writer. It was only when her daughter was small that she thought to herself ‘if I’m going to have a go at writing that book which has been lurking at the back of my mind for years, then I should start now’. So she did. Her first book was based on an old Leicestershire legend about a highwayman and his wife and, to her amazement, was accepted by A&C Black, the first publishers she sent it to.
A couple of years ago she had an irresistible urge to write a romantic novel for adults, set on a farm in Yorkshire. Every Cloud… is published under the name Lucy Cooper and is available on kindle.
Alex still lives in Leicestershire and has three children, an extremely patient husband and a beautiful but nervy tortoiseshell cat. One day Alex would like to get a dog and to keep chickens. She would also like to have more space so she can plant an orchard. She likes baking and eating cake (especially lemon drizzle), walks in the countryside, exploring new places and or course reading.
Alex blogs every week about all sorts of random things at alexgutteridge.blogspot.co.uk
You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.
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