Hello! I'm Glenda Young and I’ve loved writing ever since I was a child.
I live in the northeast where my novels are set in the coalmining village of Ryhope where I was born and bred. You don’t need to know the village to enjoy the books, which are gritty and dramatic and have a feisty, young heroine at their core. There's a lot of warmth and humour in my books too. All of my books are stand alone and you can read them in any order.
I have an eight book deal with Headline. The novels are gritty sagas, inspired by my love of soap opera, really dramatic with lots of action and some wonderful female characters!
I’ve also built an impressive reputation as an award-winning short story writer. Plus, I was one of just six finalists in the coveted Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais Comedy Award 2019.
I also have an unusual 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.
My short fiction has appeared in magazines including Take a Break, My Weekly and The People’s Friend.
A life-long fan of the soap opera Coronation Street, I’ve written 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 http://www.corrie.net, 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.