Glenda Young is an exciting talent writing gripping and heart-wrenching stories.

Her latest novel, The Paper Mill Girl (Headline)tells the story of seventeen-year-old Ruth Hardy who works long hours at Grange Paper Works, with her younger sister Bea, and spends her free time caring for their ailing parents. Although Ruth's friendship with the girls at the mill, and the company of charming railway man, Mick Carson, sustain her, ultimately Ruth bears the responsibility for keeping her family safe. Will she ever find happiness of her own?

Glenda lives in the North-East and has written short stories for Take a Break, My Weekly and The People’s Friend. She was commissioned by The People's Friend to write their first weekly soap opera, Riverside. She is also a fan of Coronation Street, running two fan websites and publishing a number of books based on the show. She has talked about her writing widely in the media, including an interview on Woman's Hour.

  • “Amazing novels!” Sharon Marshall, ITV This Morning presenter
  • "Such a good writer - she's fantastic." Jane Garvey, Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4
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