Author Archives: Lorna Dounaeva

About Lorna Dounaeva

Lorna Dounaeva is a quirky British crime writer who was named after the book, Lorna Doone. She decided that she wanted to become an author at five years old, after coming second in a beauty contest, losing out to a boy. She went on to become a politics graduate and worked for the British Home Office for a number of years, before turning to crime fiction. She loves books and films with strong female characters and her influences include Single White Female and Sleeping with the Enemy. She lives in Surrey, England with her husband and two small children who keep her busy wiping food off the ceiling and removing mints from USB sockets. She is currently working on her new novel, May Queen Killers and a free web serial called Angels' Island, both of which will be published later this year. You can follow her @LornaDounaeva on Twitter or at

Guest Post: Planner or Pantser? My technique is evolving…

My first novel, a psychological thriller called FRY, launched on Amazon this week. It took me over ten years to write it. Not because it’s particularly long (it’s just under 80,000 words) or because it involved a lot of research. … Continue reading

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