... about Alex Gray
was briefly a folk singer as a student in Glasgow. Her first job was a
visiting officer for the DSS in Govan. She then spent a decade teaching
English. Family and career kept her fully occupied, but in the
background lay the long held desire to be a writer.
The chance to fulfil her ambition arrived when illness forced her to
quit teaching. She joined a local writers workshop and is still an
enthusiastic participant. Eventually she decided to tackle a crime
novel. "I wrote a crime novel because I like to read them", she said.
"I've always loved the element of mystery and I'm very interested in
people and their motivation - why do people do these terrible things?
"I have come to
the conclusion that there really are people out there who are simply
evil". She takes her research for her books very seriously and has her
own network of contacts in the legal professions to help ensure
authenticity. "Strathclyde Police were tremendous and I had help too
from one of the country's top forensic scientists".
Alex's first novel,
Never Somewhere Else took three years to complete and by the time it was
accepted for publication by Canongate, her second novel, A Small Weeping
was almost complete. This has recently been published.
For more information, see
Alex Gray's website at: