Wendy Percival was born in the West Midlands and grew up in rural Worcestershire. After training as a primary school teacher she moved to North Devon to take up her first teaching post and remained in teaching for 20 years.
An impulse buy of Writing Magazine prompting her to start writing seriously. She won the magazine's 2002 Summer Ghost Story Competition and had a short story published before focusing on full length fiction.
The time honoured ‘box of old documents’ in the attic stirred her interest in genealogy. When she began researching her Shropshire roots she realised how little most of us know about our family history. This became the inspiration behind the first Esme Quentin novel, Blood-Tied.
Wendy continues to be intrigued by genealogy, its mysteries and family secrets and writes about this in her family history blog, Family History Secrets.