About Me

I’ve been an aromatherapist, a roller-girl, a DJ, a singer in a band, a designer, a craft tutor, and an organic farmer. But I’ve always been a writer.

I wrote my first short story when I was twelve featuring “Martian Kemp”. No, not an early attempt at cross-genre Spandau Ballet alien fan fiction, just bad spelling. Since then I’ve written numerous short stories, articles and essays, as well as keeping a journal for over 20 years, and my spelling has greatly improved.

Writing a novel was always the pinnacle, one of the things I was going to do “one day”.  And so, one day, I did. I tamped down all that experience, mixed it in with the general bits and bobs of living and loving in London, and jumped up and down for a bit. Picking over the resulting cat-sick, I embellished it, polished it up and wrote my first novel.

“This Is Not A Love Story” is now available to buy from Amazon. Click here to buy a copy or download a free sample today.

This Is Not a Love Story, a novel by L M Payne

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