Biography – June Finnigan
English Author, Writer, Columnist, Lyricist, Weekly Blogger and Rock Singer
My mother, born to wealthy middle-class parents and my father, a Romany Gypsy, met in Woolworth’s coffee bar just after the Second World War. Despite all objections from my maternal grandparents they eloped and as anticipated the union turned out to be a horrible mismatch. I was conceived in a Devon field and born the following June in the local midwife’s cottage next to Exmouth railway station. Ever since I have had a fascination for steam trains and the open road. Compulsive reading in the 50’s included ‘The Famous Five’ and ‘Swallows and Amazons’. I also read copious library books about the Resistance in France and wanted to be a secret agent. In the 60’s I read the Bible from cover to cover, then Erich Von Daniken’s ‘Return to the Stars’ put religion into a better perspective. I have always been fascinated by the Ancient Egyptians and the Aztecs, Incas & Mayans and read a lot of science fiction including Aldous Huxley and H.G.Wells.
My Father, The Assassin is my first published novel, an attempt to put the ghost of my father to bed and to satisfy my thirst for adventure. My second novel The Bolivian Connection continues the adventures of Joanna Wilde. I have just completed the third book in the series, The Italian Connection. I am also commissioned to write a Cyber Crime thriller.
I live with my man, my love interest and best friend, and have a daughter and two grandchildren and write my stories in a beautiful converted monastery farmhouse, overlooking the Chianti Hills in Tuscany, where a glass of local wine is always in easy reach.
I am available for book signing events, interviews and talks.
Visit my author site at www.amazon.com/author/junefinnigan
The Rock Chick Band
The Rock Chick Band was formed in 2010 and boasts some of the best rock musicians in Italy. I am the lead singer/vocalist. The band reforms every June and performs a private guest-only concert in the Tuscan hills, invites can be obtained by writing to email@example.com We perform cover songs from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and some current songs that I particularly like.