I have been using my husband’s computer to do all my writing until now, but was presented with a laptop of my own yesterday. The keys on the keyboard are easy for me to use and having tried several other types this is definitely a “Parkinson’s friendly” keyboard. If you are considering purchasing a new computer or laptop, do make sure you try out the keyboard sufficiently to ensure that you can use it. I tried many that looked very nice, but the keys were too closely spaced together and it’s not just the spacing, but the touch and feel of the keys which are equally important. So at the ripe old age of 48, I have for the first time my own computer which I have to tell you is great, and much to my delight is a pretty shade of pink!
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.