Gill Osborne

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Gill Osborne is from Liverpool and read English at Leicester University. She worked in recruitment in London before eventually settling in Otley, West Yorkshire.

Inspired by her grandfather, a journalist, to write stories, Gill’s first publication appeared in the Liverpool Echo when she was ten. However, as a single parent to three girls, and working full time, she struggled to find time to write. The untimely deaths of three close friends in quick succession led Gill to reassess her life. She took early retirement from her post as Business Director of a Leeds-based multi-academy trust to concentrate on writing. She joined Leeds Writers Circle, the oldest established writing group in the country. Thanks to their fantastic support and encouragement, she had two short stories published in The People’s Friend magazine. She has also had some success in competitions, and a short story broadcast on BBC Radio Leeds during the coronavirus lockdown.

In a Flurry of Feathers was inspired by Gill’s Saturday job in a Liverpool hair salon in the seventies. She loved it. Like writing, she feels hairdressing was a missed vocation.

A yoga fanatic, Gill is almost as proud of mastering a headstand during her sixtieth year, as getting her debut novel accepted for publication!