Glennis Goodwin

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Glennis Goodwin was born in Staffordshire and from an early age was often told that she had a wanderlust about her – her nose was always in a book, whisking her away to some far away land! Anything to do with people or wildlife of Africa always held her attention and in the early 1980s she was fortunate to find herself living and working in Zambia, which lasted for five years before she returned to the UK.

In her working life she has gone from nursing to retail, and from academic publishing to being a PA, but she never lost the feeling that Africa gave her and, in those years, had several holidays to Egypt and Kenya. Egypt was fascinating for her with all its ancient history and walking around the Temples of Luxor and Karnak, she could imagine herself back in those days!

In 2004 after a change in personal circumstances she returned to nursing, and combining her love of travel, she went to New Zealand on a refresher course. Settling into a new life she stayed to further her career and that was where she met her husband.

Sadly, a brain haemorrhage and slight stroke put an end to her study, but after her recovery she found herself wanting to write, something which she had longed to do but never seemed to have the time for. Returning to the UK, she settled down at her computer, revisiting an idea which had been put aside many years previously, and over the next months the story of The Eight Deities was born and Malian, the Altar Tender, made his way onto the page!