About me

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.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Lost for words

It is so frustrating to be in the middle of a conversation, when all of a sudden words escape me, or I simply forget what I was talking about having gone off at a tangent. Family and friends are most understanding, and sometimes a form of charades ensues, making the whole pathetic and rather embarrassing situation a little lighter. I also have acquired the uncanny ability of saying a sentence back to front, or pronouncing words wrongly. On occasion I even invent an entirely new word that could very well be of interest to the Oxford English Dictionary should they be short of new words for their ever expanding volume. In fact thinking about, it's amazing anyone can understand me at all, yet thankfully my writing ability does not appear to be affected. A doctor once explained to me the difference between the brain's ability of 'speech' and 'writing', and why my memory is poor, but for the life of me I can't remember what he said!

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