I visited a very dear lady today who lives in a Retirement Village, and I'm not quite sure who enjoys the weekly visits more, myself or the lady! We are never short of conversation, she is always good company with interesting stories to tell, and we have a good laugh together. However today she made me realise for the first time, that often it's difficult for those with poor eyesight to read small print, and I immediately asked if she'd had a problem reading my book of Parkinson's poems. I appreciated her honest answer, which was "yes", and so the next re-print of the book, I will endeavor to see if the print can be enlarged.
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.