Wonny Lea's career as a nurse started in the 'Swinging Sixties' and she went on to become a midwife, managing breech deliveries, twins, and various other complications without an obstetrician in sight and loving every minute of it.
After her marriage, and with a young family, she changed direction professionally, variously managing her own florists, working in the tourist trade, and running a pub.
She also worked on and off for the NHS and worked her way up to the position of Chief Nurse at one of the largest NHS Trusts in the UK before retiring.
Wonny Lea lives near Cardiff in Wales and is a passionate Welshwoman. Her Cardiff Bay Investigation series of detective novels featuring DCI Martin Phelps is set in the Welsh capital and features the darker - and lighter - sides of life in one of Europe's most vibrant cities.