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.

Friday, October 26, 2012

‘Tell me a Story’

When I was growing up, there was a children’s programme on BBC television called ‘Tell me a Story’ where Ian Carmichael, would read a story surrounded by a few young children sitting cross legged on the floor, listening attentively as he would bring to life the characters in his comical and engaging manner. This was my first début on British television, as I sat wide eyed and entranced; my face was the opening shot of an episode as this programme aired in the late 1960’s. Visiting my niece and nephew recently, reminding me of when they were little, how I would tell them stories; off the cuff, making up the plot and characters as I went along, and here I find all these years’ later, writing stories that are being read around the world. My first fiction ‘Slipping Through Time’ has been well received and I am in the midst of writing another. I have always loved books and writing poetry and stories, and now in poor health, I find writing both therapeutic and in a way lifesaving. We all need purpose and structure to our days, and my love of writing keeps me focused and busy. If you would like to take a look at ‘Slipping Through Time’ you can read the first chapter for free on Amazon. Although I originally wrote this book for children, I am surprised at the number of adults that are reading it, but this often is the case, as so clearly illustrated with the wonderful Harry Potter stories, which appeal to both children and adults alike.

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