William pens romance tales

GOOD YARN William Forde.
GOOD YARN William Forde.

A former children’s author has published a new series of romantic stories.

For the past four years William Forde, formerly of Mirfield, has been working on eight novels in the Tales from Portlaw series.

Mr Forde, who was born in the town of Portlaw in Ireland, is the author of 61 published books and two musical plays.

His new books are shorter stories of a romantic nature with an Irish background.

They are available now in e-book and hardback format.

Mr Forde, a former Batley probation officer, now lives in Haworth with his wife Sheila.

He allowed £200,000 profits from the sales of his books between 1990 and 2005 to be given to charity and received an MBE in 2005.

Mr Forde also recently published Rebecca’s Revenge, an adult novel which begins and ends in Mirfield and tells a story of rape and vengeance.