Rita Bradshaw's passion for the North East grew on visits to family in the area as a child and inspired her gritty sagas set around Sunderland. Each new book is a top seller, enthusiastically promoted by book shops and supermarkets. A committed Christian and passionate animal lover, Rita's life is always full and busy - the way she likes it!

In Snowflakes in the Wind (Macmillan, 2016) nine-year-old Abby Kirby's family is ripped apart by a terrible tragedy. Leaving everything, Abby takes her younger brother and runs away to the tough existence of the Border farming community. Abby grows up a beautiful young woman and volunteers as a nurse in the Second World War, but dangers worse than those of the past lie ahead...

  • "Raw passion and power on every page" Northern Echo
  • Number 1 Kindle Saga Bestseller
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