Grandfather from Ampleforth to publish 23rd novel

Meet the World War Two veteran and author who was told to adopt a female pen name in order to sell more of his books.

90 year old Bill Spence, a grandfather from Ampleforth in North Yorkshire, says the advice from his publishers has paid off.

His 23rd romance novel under the pseudonym Jessica Blair is about to hit the shelves.

He's been speaking to Julie Harrison.

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Success for author with female pen name

An author who was told to adopt a female pen name in order to sell more of his romance novels is about to see his 23rd edition hit the shelves.