About the Author


The author, Jay Cool, is a crazy cave dweller, currently in hibernation, due to the effects of a mid-life muddle.

Like the skunk, she periodically scampers out of her den – not, as one might expect, to collect food supplies – but, rather, to make the occasional deposit of a sample chapter of her forthcoming book, ‘From the Myddle, to Everywhere and Back Again’, into the nearest available willing-or-not receptacle.

It is hoped that, in time, the book will be in a complete state and, as such, be worthy of publication. If this event does indeed occur, it is possible that we may even catch a glimpse of …

There are, however, some rumour-mongers who suggest that such a sighting might be inexpedient!


Although based loosely on family tree research, courtesy of Ancestry.com, Jay Cool would like readers to be very wary if choosing to use information contained within any of her blogs for ‘serious’ family tree research.

Jay is not a professional genealogist; she is a very-shy cave dweller with an over-active imagination. The reader would be correct in making assumptions, based on the quality of Jay’s sleeping accommodation, that her funds do not stretch to taking on the challenge of exhaustive archival research.

It should also be pointed out that the surname ‘Cool’, and any associated Christian names, might not be good starting points for any keen family tree head hunters, unless they too, like Jay, live in their own reality.

The copyright for this disclaimer belongs to Chooky, Jay Cool’s nemesis, August 2017

It should also be noted that, although the author cannot vouch for the validity of her ancestral claims – she is (or was) a ginger! William the Conqueror was a ‘ginger’, as was Henry VIII and several of his wives, and as was Edward I, and as was Joan of Acre, and as was Lady Elizabeth Grey of Myddle Castle, and …. as was the first cat the Cool family had the pleasure of being acquainted with – Bobby!

Oh, and, before I forget, as is the author’s brother, Lord Something-or-Other (or was, before he went bald), and is the author – Lady Jay Cool (or was, before she went a sort of silvery-brown colour), and as is …. Sorry, folks, that’s just about it! (Unless, … Ed Sheeran? Rupert Grint? Nicole Kidman? Cousins?)

Photograph of Jay Cool is the author’s own, and the photograph of Edward II is in the public domain.


Published by The Silly-Savvy Salopian

Freelance writer and descendant of the cave dweller and outlaw, Humphrey Kynaston. Banished from Shropshire for my eccentricity, I have made my home in Suffolk. I write poetry, short stories, travel journals, comedy gig reviews and non-fiction articles. My wish is to write my way back into the heart of my birth land. All writing commissions (and free holidays in Shropshire!) considered.

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