Blackpool-born but brought up in the working class area of Everton in Liverpool, June Francis left school at sixteen, worked as a cash clerk but always harboured dreams of being a writer. Just before her 40th birthday, she began contributing to a local church magazine and subsequently joined a writers’ group, eventually having articles published in My Weekly and short stories broadcast on Radio Merseyside. She then published four historical novels with Mills & Boon before embarking on a Liverpool-based saga which marked the start of a successful career in the genre.
Meanwhile, June was also reunited with Harlequin Mills & Boon, for the publication of a mediaeval romance, entitled ROWAN’S REVENGE. This was followed by MACKILLIN’S REWARD, ENSLAVED BY THE WITCH’S DAUGHTER and PIRATE’S DAUGHTER, REBEL WIFE.
Her latest saga set in 1950s Liverpool MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS, saw her change publisher to Severn House and the novel made its debut in January 2013. She then delivered IT’S NOW OR NEVER, LOVE LETTERS IN THE SAND and, most recently, MANY A TEAR HAS TO FALL which Severn House published in March 2016.
June lives on the outskirts of Liverpool with her husband. They have three sons.