About Jeanette Taylor Ford
Jeanette Taylor-Ford is a retired Teaching Assistant. She grew up in Cromer, Norfolk and moved to Hereford with her parents when she was seventeen. An undiagnosed Coeliac, Jeanette was a delicate child and missed great chunks of schooling, but she had one natural academic advantage – even when only nine or ten she had the ability to write good stories. When young, her ambition was to be a journalist, but life took her in another direction and her life’s work has been with children – firstly as a nursery assistant in a children’s home, and later in education. In between she raised her own six children and she now has eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Jeanette took up writing again in 2010; she reasoned that she would need something to do with retirement looming, although as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints she is kept busy. She lives with her husband Tony, a retired teacher and headmaster, and an elderly cat called Susie, in Derbyshire, England.