Merle King’s career has included drama school, TV and stage appearances, and teaching English and drama. She had her own theatre-in-education company which toured Manchester schools. She received an MA from Lancaster University in Theatre Studies and an MA in scriptwriting from Salford University. After full-time teaching, she wrote plays, articles and short stories which she read on local radio and which have appeared in magazines and newspapers.
Merle has lived in southern Spain since 2001. During that time, she has written for local magazines and had one of her plays produced by THESPA. She has also written a book, This Gypsy Life, based on her travels with partner Peter in a campervan round Europe. It has taken her a good five years to research, write and complete Silver And Time. Whether her family does come from Cordoba is another story.