ABOUT THE AUTHOR - FRANCES PAWLEY.
Frances was born in Leicester, England in 1948 and was writing from a very early age. Her first payment of 10/- (50p) was for a story she wrote when she was only thirteen years of age. She won many prizes for writing but was never able to get into the adult market with a novel.
In 1998 she entered a children's writing competition run by The Academy of Children's Writers, with a story called 'Tommy's Magic Plot' about three children who devise a way of growing square tomatoes. She won third prize for the story out of nearly 3,000 entries.
She then decided that the children's market might just be the genre for her.
Using the same three characters and increasing their ages, she decided to write 'Merlin's Crystal' in 1999/2000. Then going on to write 'Secrets of Manor Parsley' in 2001/2 and 'Old Ghosts of Manor Parsley' after the death of her son in 2006.
All three of these books are combined into this one book to tell the complete story.
Frances previously lived in Wiltshire, Germany and Cornwall and now lives in a beautiful area of Leicestershire which she describes as 'Paradise', with her husband Andrew and dog Tess (now deceased).
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