Lindsay Ashford is a British crime novelist and journalist, and the originator of the Jane Austen Short Story Award. She is the author of "Death Studies," "Frozen"; "The Killer Inside"; "The Rubber Woman"; "Strange Blood," which was short-listed for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year""award; and" Strange Days Indeed: Autobiographical Stories About Motherhood by Women." Rebecca Tope is the author of three popular murder mystery series and a ghost writer of the novels based on the ITV series Rosemary and Thyme.
These voices are telling true stories which have not been heard before. This is a unique collection of autobiographical writings about motherhood penned by women from Wales. Funny, shocking and tender, it covers the whole spectrum of what it means to be a mother - from getting pregnant to the empty-nest syndrome. A young woman gets pregnant whilst technically still a virgin; a woman giving birth in a Belgian hospital finds her "O-level French" is useless when questioned about her bowel movements, and a mother faces the reality of her son becoming a heroin addict - these are the untold stories of motherhood. Both successful novelists with 7 children between them, Lindsay Ashford and Rebecca Tope are editors of this exciting new collection. -- Honno