Hi, and a big welcome to my website.
My name is Jenifer Paffett and I live with my husband, two teenage boys, and two chocolate labradors in beautiful Devon on the south-west coast of the UK.
For the past decade, I have been a stay-at-home mum, but as my boys grew more independent, I have found a little more free time to myself.
I have always enjoyed reading, and have harboured a (fairly) secret desire to write my own cosy mystery stories. I love reading books written by the greats such as Agatha Christie, Ruth Rendell, and Colin Dexter.
My hobbies include travelling, outdoor activities, baking, cycling and walking. I walk a lot with my husband and I find inspiration for my books everywhere especially when out on the Devon coast.
As I write, I try to keep my books clean, comforting, and a little quirky. I have a great time creating juicy characters, cosy plots and locations. I try to make the main characters as likeable and as realistic as possible. That does not mean that every character in the books is likeable; we still need some bad-guys! However, I do try to write so that you will enjoy all the characters, even those bad-guys. After all, even bad-guys have feelings!
The main aim for my mystery stories, at least for the time being, is to place the reader in someone else’s cosy, comfortable life. This, more often than not involves picturesque locations combined with non-violent mysteries. Occasionally, I will move my characters away from their comfort zone, but fear not, they will be returned – safely!
Finally, I have been asked why I only write shorter stories. Well, the answer is quite simple; time and ability. As a mother and wife, I only have a finite amount of time at my disposal, and I still find the thought of a large book quite daunting.