After leaving the army Lucy Gannon became a social worker and then a nurse before turning to writing. She is the author of 8 plays and 18 TV dramas or series, including The Best of Men, Soldier Soldier, Peak Practice, Bramwell, and Dad. She won the Richard Burton Award for New Playwrights and has been writer in residence at the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Gannon's childhood memoir The Amazingly Astonishing Story is available now.
Gannon is currently developing scripts and mentoring writers for BBC Wales and contemplating two further volumes of memoir. She lives on the coast, in the far west of Ceredigion.