Judith Barrow is interviewed by Gail Williams for her crime blog.
Judith is another Crime Cymru member who moved from the Pennines to Pembrokeshire.
When did you start writing, and why?
I don’t remember a time I didn’t write. I was rather a loner as a child; When I was six we’d moved to a small estate in a village on the edge of the Pennines. We weren’t allowed to bring anyone into our house. I read a lot and kept a diary for years – bought for me by my mother each Christmas. But then, one day, my father read it; it was the day after there had been a massive argument between him and Mum – the repercussions of my writing about it were, shall we say, not good.
From then on, I wrote only about everyday events in the diary, and kept a separate journal in exercise books that I bought from the newspaper shop with my pocket…
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