I graduated with a Master’s in Professional Writing from Falmouth University in 2015. Before my MA, I taught Drama, directed plays and produced Shakespeare Festivals. Now I write articles, I blog, I write short stories, poems, newspaper and magazine articles and anything else I can find which inspires me to write. I belong to several writing groups.
My first novel. ‘A Grand Old Time’ was published by HarperCollins Avon, in Spring 2018 in the UK, Canada, Germany, Italy, Sweden and several other places. My second novel, The Age of Misadventure, was published in February 2019.
I’ve just finished two more novels about older protagonists who, in their own different ways, discover that age is no barrier to achieving new goals. Both novels are in the same riotous, humorous and poignant genre as the last two.
I’ve written a fifth novel in a different genre. I’m fascinated by the main character who is trying to survive as a jobbing actor, an industry that brings its own joys and problems. A sixth novel deals similarly with middle aged women who need to embrace change.
I am often asked to comment on or edit others’ writing and I’m always happy to collaborate with other writers and artists. I’ve done a couple of workshop sessions in universities as a writing practitioner and it is a joy to meet the writers of the future. Often great results come from sharing, discussing and teamwork. One of my best gigs was a theatre workshop at Corpus Christi in Oxford. Stretching boundaries and stepping outside comfort zones always leads to new learning.
Five years ago, I’d never blogged and, since then, I’ve had a popular vegan recipe blog, Vegan Bacon Bites, and a blog in which I interpreted people’s dreams, Dream Catching, that aroused lots of interest. I still do the occasional interpretation…
In this blog, I discuss subjects I’m interested in and I explore some of the things I love. I’m interested in being outdoors, in travelling and being immersed in nature; I love going to live music and theatre; I enjoy football, philosophy, literature and, always, I’m trying to develop my writing through experience and knowledge of the world. I’m a Reiki healer and I’ve been vegan for over twenty five years. I have three black cats and I currently live in the countryside.
This is my journey. I’m always travelling. It’s in the genes, of course. And, as a writer, I usually make sure there’s a spare passenger seat available…