Margaret Manchester lives in County Durham with her husband, sons and Labradors. She was born in Weardale and spent her childhood there, spending summers on her grandparent’s hill farm in Cumbria.
Researching her family history sparked Margaret’s interest in local history. As a mature student with two young children, she studied local history and archaeology at the University of Durham and worked at a mining museum. She left the University with a Master’s degree in Archaeological Survey and then taught adult students the subjects that she loved – archaeology, local history and genealogy.
As well as writing historical romance novels, Margaret manages the family business, she is the chair for a charity that supports industrial heritage, and she enjoys time in her garden and with her dogs.
Her first novel ‘The Lead Miner’s Daughter’ was published independently in 2018 and it soon became an Amazon international #1 bestseller. It is the first in the Weardale Series, which includes ‘Carved in Stone’ and ‘Fractured Crystal’.