After leaving school at age16, August 1952, Angela Valentine worked as an agricultural apprentice. After three years, she passed her test and entered the Agricultural College in Regensburg. After graduating Angela spent three years in Finland, England and Ireland. When she returned, she went to Business college and ended up working for the German Railways in Basel. She later went on to London to work for the German airline, Lufthansa for ten years. She married a New Zealander and had two children, Sarah and Peter. Once Angela's children had grown up and left home, she started producing small wooden furniture. Later, she worked and managed an art and craft shop. Angela's true passion is writing and painting and she continues to do that most days. The Dark Edge of the Rainbow is her debut novel.