Sometimes being so upbeat and positive by nature can put me at a clear disadvantage. My cheery voice, smiling face and ability to eloquently express myself in writing, makes it very hard for others to understand how ill I really am. Fortunately the doctors who take care of me now realise my unusual disposition, whether it be from a British upbringing / culture or that I simply possess the illusive “happy gene”. Although I may occasionally baffle others, having the uncanny capability of remaining joyful no matter what life throws my way, I believe is a definite plus!
I have been writing poetry and stories since I was a child, and a love of reading was instilled in me from an early age. I am passionate about writing, and hope you enjoy the books I have written. Whilst most of you sleep soundly in your beds, like many Parkinson’s patients, insomnia dictates, so during those hours that sleep eludes me, the house is tranquil and quiet, an atmosphere perfect to immerse myself in writing. My life has been a series of strange events, which have without doubt contributed to my creativity. To publish anything is to bear one’s soul to the world. It is to stand naked and let everyone see who you really are. I have poured my heart and soul out on paper and I hope to share this journey, immersing you in a story, capturing your attention and firing the imagination. Through my writing and public speaking I hope to bring greater awareness to the general public about living with chronic disease.