Welcome to Madeline Dando

International author living in Wymondham, Norfolk.

My name is Martin Wanger. I was born in the East End of London in 1949. As a child, I remember food rationing, bomb sites and playing football in the street. In those days, there were no computers or mobile phones and few televisions. Like most people, my parents struggled for money, and as I get older, I value life more each day, and in recent years writing stories has become incredibly important to me.

I write under a female name. I took a while to choose something suitable and then realised the answer was right under my nose. My mother’s birth name is Madeline Dando and as soon as it came to mind, I knew it was perfect. Every time I sit in front of a keyboard my memories of her, warm my heart.

I worked in a bank for thirty-six years until I retired. I have been married to Brenda since 1972, and we have lived in Essex and Norfolk. We have two amazing children who now lead their own special lives and two wonderful grandchildren. My main interests are writing, travelling, socialising, classical music, sports and steam railways. I also like to cook and sometimes drive my wife mad when trying to create new dishes.

Thank you for visiting my website. I hope you enjoy my books as much as I enjoy writing them. Please feel free to write to me. I will always reply.

Best wishes.

Martin Wanger