Born in London, Valerie Anand knew at the age of six that she wanted to be an author. At the age of fifteen, she saw MGMs film Ivanhoe.
She walked into the cinema knowing that she wanted to be a novelist and walked out of it knowing that historical novels were the kind she most wanted to write.
Over the course of her long and distinguished writing career, Valerie has written many works of historical fiction and is well known for the Ursula Blanchard series of Elizabethan mysteries written under the pen name of Fiona Buckley.
Still living in London, Valerie Anand is a frequent visitor to Exmoor, the setting featured in The House of Lanyon.