Angela Archer is almost 40 but not quite. She was born and raised in Derbyshire, England. The youngest of three children meant that everything was secondhand, books and comic books included.
She has enjoyed reading and attempting to write from a young age. You can see for yourself here, complete with cover art! The New World was one of many of my early attempts at writing. You may argue I haven’t improved much since. Other stories included The Snorks, a marine dwelling colony who save a girl who fell off a ferry. Then came The Sharpened Ruler, about a rogue teacher who killed his victims with, yep, you guessed it, a sharpened ruler.
Angela’s love of reading came at a young age when she was introduced to the work of the late, great, Sir Terry Pratchett. She has remained a loyal fan and has been influenced by his work.
Angela left school aged sixteen to begin a career in engineering, mostly learning how to swear properly and write reports about broken bits of metal, and later, soil. In 2005 she began training as a mental health nurse and wrote many academic essays up to masters level. A comment on her dissertation was “[…] a well thought through argument, if a little too journalistic at times.” That comment stuck with her.
She always had a desire to write a book one day but there never seemed to be the perfect time. It wasn’t until late 2016 when she finally realised that she just had to get on with it. So here she is, getting on with it.