For nearly twenty years, I’ve supported literacy in schools and youth settings. I've also volunteered in church and health settings.
Having always told stories, I took up the challenge of recording them a few years ago, embarking on a Certificate in Creative Writing at Lancaster University. I was a member of Melton’s Writers Club before joining The Reindeer Writers, who now meet in Southwell.
I want to create fiction for youth in a voice that reflects their value systems but adds hope around their issues. After volunteering in a day hospice and child bereavement centre, I’ve written a teen novel covering family bereavement, called, ‘Get Over It.’ It's been published by Onwards and Upwards publishers.
To go to buy the book Get Over It click here
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Also, I've had some success with life writing with short story Love appearing in an American anthology Spiritual Awakenings, on Amazon.http://amzn.to/1TdQF24
'Great War Winners' -September 2014 Please use my contacts page to request your copy.
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Welcome to Leicester
My Picasso poem is included in a Poetry anthology. See stories page.
NOTTINGHAM EVENT- ART FOR CHANGE with Renaissance One see above
I love long country walks and swimming. I am busy with a grown up family. Our house has a few cats in! The glorious colours of the seasons, in the countryside inspire me. As do the animals, with swans being one of my favourite birds.
I get many of my ideas when I am free to think, like when I'm on holiday. It's somehow easier to go into a dream place when you are relaxed, surrounded by your family and away from pressures!
See the latest review of 'Get Over It' here http://bit.ly/1ICBYCS
From 2012! I was published with a mini ebook anthology of short stories for youth. It's going to be called, 'The Heavenly Road Trip'. May launch on itunes with Apple the Amazon Kindle ebook is now out! Click below to see details
An easy read to take on your holidays or cheer you up at home! Enjoy.
From September a line of my poetry will be icluded in a street installation in Nottingham.
For light poetry from Lawrence, Lord Byron and others see