Profile : Juliet Greenwood
Greenwood grew up near Birmingham, where she received an ‘alternative
education’ at a Rudolph Steiner School. Although she always
dreamed of becoming a writer, she only began to seriously work at
her writing when she was ‘retired’ on health grounds
at the age of 35.
turning-point for Juliet as a novelist came when she joined the
Romantic Novelist’s Association and their New Writer’s
Scheme. Since then she has had five novelettes accepted for the
‘My Weekly Story Collection’.
now lives in Snowdonia in a traditional cottage on the outskirts
of a village halfway between Conwy Castle and Snowdon. Elissa’s
Castle is her first full length novel.
It is a romantic comedy with a twist and is loosely based on a real
incident that demonstrated to Juliet the universally acknowledged
truth that ‘a single woman of middle years, being in possession
of property and a reasonable income, must be in want of a husband.’
thought I knew everything that day I was fifty-two; that I had
nothing else to learn, and nothing would ever again arise to shock
me. That day I bought Bryn Glas Castle, I was looking forward
to a life of single, middle-aged, purple-wearing, self-indulgent
bliss, with natters with my friends, and flying visits from my
children and grandchildren as the headiest excitement of my future
Elissa Deryn buys a dilapidated castle in Snowdonia, with the
intention of turning it into a B&B to support her in her old
age, she has no idea just what she is letting herself in for.
from fading away into obscure old age, Elissa suddenly finds herself
eminently desirable. Suitors appear at an alarming rate. But is
it Elissa’s charm, or her castle and its unique Elizabethan
garden, that is desirable? Can she find one amongst them all who
will love her for herself alone, and not for her assets?
is she really having far too much fun as she is?
fiction with unexpected depth. Brilliant dialogue.’
has her own website: www.julietgreenwood.co.uk