Hello! I'm Glenda Young and I’ve loved writing stories ever since I was a child.

I live in the northeast where my saga novels are set in the coalmining village of Ryhope, where I was born and bred. You don’t need to know Ryhope to enjoy the books, which have a feisty, young heroine at their core. The novels are gritty sagas, inspired by my love of soap opera, really dramatic with lots of action and some wonderful female characters! There's a lot of warmth and humour too. All of my books are standalone and you can read them in any order.  

I have an eight book deal with Headline to write sagas plus a three book deal with Headline to write fun, cosy crimes set in a Scarborough B&B.  


Find out more about the cosy crimes here.

I'm a proud member of the Crime Writers' Association, the Society of Authors and the Society of Women Writers and Journalists.

I’ve also built an impressive reputation as an award-winning short story writer.  And I was one of just six finalists in the coveted Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais Comedy Award 2019. 

Plus, I have an unique claim to fame! I’m the creator of the first ever weekly soap opera Riverside to appear in The People’s Friend, the longest running women’s magazine in the world.  Riverside is now available as an audio drama and can you fnd out more here.


My short fiction has appeared in magazines including Take a Break, My Weekly, The People’s Friend and Best.

A life-long fan of the soap opera Coronation Street, I’ve been commissioned by ITV to write TV tie-In books about the show including Coronation Street: The Official Colouring Book; Deirdre: A Life on Coronation Street; A Perfect Duet -The Diary of Roy and Hayley Cropper, and I have written major updates to Coronation Street: The Novel and Coronation Street: The Complete Saga.
I run two Coronation Street fan websites. The Coronation Street Blog has been praised by the Manchester Evening News as 'Excellent' and 'Essential Reading for Street Fans'. I also run and own the internet's first and original Coronation Street fan website, online since 1995.
I blog at Flaming Nora which I update regularly with news and events from my writing life
If you'd like to contact me or find out more, please do! The contact page is here.