Trish McDee was born in Barrow in Furness, Cumbria (it was Lancashire then) and lived there until she left to get married. She now lives in Scotland. She says:
Persona Non Grata, is centred around Barrow in Furness. I got my inspiration when researching my family tree. All families have skeletons, and mine was no exception! This book is not an autobiography,though; it's fiction, but I didn't want to waste the information I gleaned from my genealogical pursuit.