A short biography
'Crossing boundaries' between science and the arts: Ann Lingard - as a scientist and fiction-writer - has always enjoyed weaving the two cultures together.
After a first career as an academic and research scientist at Cambridge and Glasgow Universities, working on immunity to parasites, Ann 'leapt off the career ladder' to take up a second career in writing and broadcasting.
Ann and her husband John Lackie live on a small-holding in North-West Cumbria, where they rear a few sheep, within sight of the Solway Firth and the Cumbrian fells.
The Solway Firth - so much to discover and explore; read articles and find out about Ann's guided walks at Solway Shore Stories; read topical updates on Ann's Solway Shore-walker blog, and follow tweets at @solwaywalker
'Lifetimes' - a (free) book that recounts the fascinating stories of some of the participants in the Lothian Birth Cohort studies. Free ebook versions are also available.
Sand - from a viewpoint different from that of the Solway shore: my guest post on Through the Sandglass, Michael Welland's excellent blog about everything to do with sand and deserts.