|Member Since:||Oct 7, 2012|
Coming from a mining community on the North East Coast of England, I have always been surrounded by hard working and naturally funny people. ( Northern people have the natural ability to see humour in the most dire situations which is shown extremely well in the performances of northern comedy legend Bobby Thompson). I grew up reading the novels of Catherine Cookson, Barbara Taylor Bradford and occasionaly Jackie Collins. All different but all focused on strong characters - especially the women. Although I loved these books, I'm not that 'serious' to be able to write a long heartwrenching story betrayal, love and struggle!! I believe that we all need to escape sometimes from the hard reality of life in general. Tthere's nothing wrong with believing in magic and faries if it gets you through the day!
After studying (and ultimately failing) to be a psychiatric nurse, I moved my family to Majorca in search of the 'good life'. I worked harder than I've ever worked in my life for 3 years and although I loved every minute I missed England. Upon returning home we moved to Oxfordshire where we have lived ever since.
My stories and ditties are written for my daughter and grandchildren. They are the hardest critics if they like them hopefully other children will too!