BIO

L A KENT
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L A Kent is the pen name of Andy Sinden and Louise Harrington. They have lived in Cornwall for sixteen years and love it; especially the ruggedness and beauty of this part of England.

Their novels reflect the terrain and the often slow-paced lifestyle; the working lives of the local population and the carefree abandonment of the holidaymakers who rush to the county at holiday time.


Andy and Louise on the beach photo by L A Kent Cornish author of Inspector Treloar Mysteries

But in contrast to the beauty are the twisted minds of the characters they create and the often disturbing crimes they commit.

In their business lives before writing they travelled extensively all over the world and they enjoy being able to bring places they have been to and worked in into their books.
Louise at primary school L A Kent Cornish author of Inspector Treloar Mysteries

Louise

Before a successful career in sales and marketing, mostly at the forefront of computers and IT Louise studied literature and French and lived in France for a while.  In business, among many other things, Louise helped set up and run a software services company in South Africa.

In her first full time job she worked on the Seaspeed hovercraft between Dover and Boulogne and whilst at university she worked many vacations for Saga when it was located above shops  in Folkestone High Street.


Louise Harrington half of L A Kent author of The Inspector Treloar Mysteries

Andy

Andy’s corporate career was also mostly at the forefront of computers and IT, preceding it with a qualification in psychology then working with addicts, battered women and their children and high end criminals. He also met and had fascinating discussions with both male and female murderers.

Whilst at primary school Andy sold firewood and blackcurrant rootings door to door and in his youth he worked as a gardener for the good citizens of Lyme Regis, and often ate his lunch in the author John Fowles' writing shed. He has also worked as an ice cream van salesman and a dustman.

Andy Sinden half of L A Kent author of The Inspector Treloar Mysteries
Andy at school L A Kent Cornish author of Inspector Treloar Mysteries
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