Author A S Bielby

About me I was born in Stockton on Tees to a family living in Middlesbrough. We moved to a village near Whitby in North Yorkshire where I spent many years. I graduated from the University of East Anglia, worked as a Careers Advisor ending up as head of a university careers service. I have two children, two stepchildren and a lovely grandson. The children are grown-up with their own lives.

My husband and I came to Cyprus to live in 2007 after a hectic work life ‘to live the dream’, having finally retired from the property management business.

I have, for many years, wanted to write a book but I didn’t really know how to do it. Having met a member of the Paphos Writers Group, I decided to apply to join so have had a lot of practical help as well as encouragement to write. I am now slowly writing my novel as well as short stories. I met Glynis Smy (author of ‘Ripper, My Love’) recently, whose encouragement and help have given me a new lease of life..

My book ‘Payback Time’ is set in the North of England, as well as the south west of Cyprus. It is a romance/ family drama; how they meet and endeavour to overcome adversity, experience adventures on the way. Will they all make it intact through dark days? Time will tell.

Paphos Writing Group Projects

In July we had a visit from the author of this book


  1. Her visit was very successful. She had a refreshing view of writing and it was obvious from comments made by group members that they were as inspired by her as I was. Since then she has continued to encourage and give practical guidance which is greatly appreciated.
    I have now read her book (as advertised above)which I enjoyed very much. Her creation of atmosphere is fantastic. Her take on the subject is very intelligent and original. I fell in love with Kitty and would love to hear more. I'm pleased to hear she is writing a sequel. Can't wait. Let's hope Spielberg rings soon to make it into a film.